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Thomas  E.  Jeffrey 
Microfilm  Editor 

Gregory  Field 
Theresa  M.  Collins 
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Robert  A.  Rosenberg 
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Reese  V.  Jenkins 
Director  and  Editor 


Rutgers,  The  State  University  of  New  Jersey 
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Director  and  Editor 

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Associate  Director  and  Microfilm  Editor 

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Rudolph  M.  Bell 

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Alfred  D.  Chandler,  Jr.,  Harvard  University 
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Edward  J.  Bloustein,  Rutgers,  The  State  University  of  New  Jersey  * 
Cees  Bruynes,  North  American  Philips  Corporation 
Paul  J.  Christiansen,  Charles  Edison  Fund 
Philip  F.  Dietz,  Westinghouse  Electric  Corporation 
Roland  W.  Schmitt,  General  Electric  Corporation 
Harold  W.  Sonn,  Public  Service  Electric  and  Gas  Company 
Morris  Tanenbaum,  AT&T 




The  Alfred  P.  Sloan  Foundation 
Charles  Edison  Fund 
The  Hyde  and  Watson  Foundation 
Geraldine  R.  Dodge  Foundation 


National  Science  Foundation 
National  Endowment  for  the  Humanities 
National  Historical  Publications  and 
Records  Commission 


Alabama  Power  Company 
Amerada  Hess  Corporation 

Atlantic  Electric 

Association  of  Edison  Illuminating 
Companies,  Inc. 

Battelle  Memorial  Institute 
The  Boston  Edison  Foundation 
Cabot  Corporation  Foundation,  Inc. 
Carolina  Power  &  Light  Company 
Consolidated  Edison  Company  of 
New  York,  Inc. 

Consumers  Power  Company 
Coming  Glass  Works  Foundation. 
Duke  Power  Company 
Entergy  Corporation  (Middle  South 
Electric  Systems) 

Exxon  Corporation 
Florida  Power  &  Light  Company 
General  Electric  Foundation 
Gould  Inc.  Foundation 
Gulf  States  Utilities  Company 
Idaho  Power  Company 
International  Brotherhood  of  Electrical 

Mr.  and  Mrs.  Stanley  H.  Katz 
Matsushita  Electric  Industrial  Co.,  Ltd. 
McGraw-Edison  Company 
Minnesota  Power 
New  Jersey  Bell 
New  York  State  Electric  &  Gas 

North  American  Philips  Corporation 
Philadelphia  Electric  Company 
Philips  International  B.V. 

Public  Service  Electric  and  Gas 
RCA  Corporation 
Robert  Bosch  GmbH 
Rochester  Gas  and  Electric 

San  Diego  Gas  &  Electric 
Savannah  Electric  and  Power  Company 
Schering-Plough  Foundation 
Texas  Utilities  Company 
Thomas  &  Betts  Corporation 
Thomson  Grand  Public 
Transamerica  Delaval  Inc. 
Westinghouse  Educational  Foundation 
Wisconsin  Public  Service 

Iowa  Power  and  Light  Company 

A  Note  on  the  Sources 

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made  to  ensure  legibility. 


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Letterbook,  LB-048 

This  letterbook  covers  the  period  Februaiy-April  1891.  Most  of  the 
letters  are  by  Alfred  O.  Tate.  There  is  also  correspondence  by  Edison, 
Thomas  Maguire,  and  John  F.  Randolph.  Many  of  the  letters  relate  to  the 
manufacture  and  marketing  of  the  phonograph  and  to  legal  and  financial 
dealings  among  the  various  phonograph  companies.  Some  of  the  legal 
correspondence  concerns  the  suit  brought  against  Edison  and  the  Edison 
Phonograph  Works  by  the  Edison  Phonograph  Toy  Manufacturing  Co.  Other 
letters  relate  to  foreign  patents,  improvements  in  the  incandescent  lamp, 
mining  and  ore  milling,  and  electric  traction  systems.  There  are  also  letters 
dealing  with  Edison’s  personal  finances,  including  his  investment  in  the  local 
illuminating  company  at  Sunbuiy,  Pennsylvania;  his  financial  relations  with 
Jesse  Lippincott  and  Harry  M.  Livor;  and  his  transfer  of  ownership  of  the 
Edison  home  at  Glenmont  to  his  wife,  Mina.  There  are  several  letters 
pertaining  to  billing  arrangements  for  experiments  conducted  at  the  West 
Orange  laboratoiy  for  the  Edison  General  Electric  Co.  There  is  also 
correspondence  regarding  alterations  and  improvements  in  the  laboratoiy. 
The  front  cover  is  marked  "General  Letter  Book."  The  book  contains  497 
numbered  pages  and  an  index.  Approximately  30  percent  of  the  book  has 
been  filmed. 

•  I 

. '  "  .  J 

-  .-'I 

February  27, 

***?  °f  5*V°i  ~~  »—  <*  ^‘-ant  'was  t„ 

Jne’  fi!fl  1  r0£jd  th°  senna  with  interest.  ■'  *  ‘  : 

Yon  I’oi'o r  to  the  Coaa t  aands  of  California  and  Orecon.  ,  ,The 
'rouble  with  those,  is  that  they  carry  about  fc.BO  par 'ton,  and- 

>-  ibVty  Per  °£  thB  «“k  »«*  -  «ic,  the  other  60  ■  ' 
lav  j.  lig  weathered  to  a  sort  of  nom^net: 

'rlUl  thq  Tm3HinS  Pr°00SS*  |  «*»  **>»  ore  is  too  far  from 
iiViJ^aation  to  be  of  value.  1 




February  27,  1S9.1, 


on  r.iy  return  to  the  Laboratory  a  l'ow  dsyc 
absence  of  several  weeks  1  find  your  letter  of  16th 

endowment  fund  for  the  Orange  Meir 

I  regret k very  much  that  it 

to  subsc: 

to  this’  fund.  2  already  have 
Moreover,  I  need  every,  cent 'I  t 

iry  lieavy  drain  on  tny  resource: 

spare  in,my  experimental  work 

experimenting  in  directions  which 


!  turns , 

My  laboratory  expi 

sannot  afford 

to -add  to  them. 

I  think  the 

.ch  merchants  and  bueina: 

ones  ^?ho  should  subscribe  to  the  Hos 

Ltal  fund, 


February;  27,  1891 

fiat  tickets, 

-•  A.  "Edison.  “ 
Yours  truly,  jfj 

Pr i  vat  q  S  &  ci*6  tai*y 

I  bec  to  confirm  the  following  telegrams  enhanced 
'self  and  Mr.  Edison  to- day:-  ’ 

11  Impossible  to  Cet  scats  y  ou  desir 
had  sixteenth  row.  BUTLER." 

Thomas'  But  U-r,‘  Esq. , 

Ka  ■  'Jon  JJui  W i  nfs ,  Broa  d  St . , 
‘inir  York  City. 

Te  binary  27,  189; 

Your  telegram  of  yesterday  in  regard  to  Mr.  Kdison's 
18  ”0t  anS^^>til  ^>mi»g  owing  to  •*  absence 
1  bae  t0  00*rfim  my  telegram  in  reply,  which 


illed  unexpectedly  to  Mew  York  t] 
will  not  be  here  this  afternoon. 

A.  0.  Tate. “ 

"y' °"d  t0l6Gram>  if  it  Will  be  convenient  for 

"\°  tM.tiiV  °”  M0nday  anomoun,  has  just  been  handed  to 
1U>'bl°  t0  r°rly  t0  4t  owineto  Hr.  Edison's  absence,  but 
'  i,Vl9diately  -he  rcturns  York,  either,  this  after: 

.vly  to~morrov/  (Saturday)*  \ 


Private  Socret&ry < 

February  27,  1891 • 

F{e Stephen  A.  Northrop,  ■  ■  1  , 

i  o  r  t  W  a  y  n  e  _,  Indiana.  '  .  , 

Upon  Mr.  Batson* a  return  to  the  Laboratory  ,  a  few  days 
ac°  afts.r  an  absence  of  several  weeks  your  letter  of  14th  instant 
was  handed  to  him.  I  return  herewith  the  blank  which  accompanied 
**’*'  iciest  ion  and  upon  which  Mr.  Edison  has  written  his' 

Jujp.i  nal  opinion  of  “Christ  and  .the  Bible." 

In  regard  to  the  statement  attributed  to  Mr.  Edisoh  and  con¬ 
tained  in  the  clipping  forming  part  of  your  letter  how  under  reply, 
t)v  sam.-  it.  correct,  excepting  that  the  last  words  should,  read: 
'xnoAua?  115  the  great  Engineer  of  the  universe,  “  instead  of  *  • 

"and  also  for  the  greatest  among  than  all^the-  blessed  God* » 

■Yours  very  truly, ' 

Private  Secretary. 

February  37,  1691. 

Felix  GiOttscKalk,  Ks().,  President, 

■•Automatic  PhonoGraph  Exhibition  Co., 

#16  Park  Row,  Nov/  York  City. 

Deal*  Sdri- 

Referrinc  to.  yo,ur  recent  letter  in  re card  to  the 
soventh  naabor  lor  the  Board  in  the  Exhibition  Company,  I  beG 
to  aay  that  Jir.  J,  B«  Skehan,  of  Spencer  Srask  &  Co*,  would  Ise 
" acceptable  to  me  and  has  indicates*  his  willingness  to  serve  if 
hft  be  elected.  • 

February  23,  139; 

Yriiu'  lettpr  of  25th  1 113 1 ant,  enciosins  anewor  of  the 

'^diaon  Phonograph  Company  in  the  matter  of  Stats  Taxation,  has 

^eal)  flu?3r  received.  I  note  that  you  desire  the  answer  to  be 
i|fGnod  by  Mr.  Edison  as  President  of  the  Company .  The  President 
Pf  the  Edison  Phonocraph  Co.  >  Mr.  Samuel  Insull.  Should  the 

V^oium  truly 

?e binary  23,  1891. 

Edison  Electric  Light  Company 
Room  71,  $44  Wall  St.,  Mei 

I  Atwu  herewith  list',  of  Canadian  •  patents  granted  to 
Mr*  Ediaon  for  ‘inventions  relati^  to  eleotrio 'liehtinc  e^u.-ao- 
oording  to  the  record  of  the  Ottawa  Patent  Office,  the  same  having 
accompanied  your  letter  to  me  dated  84th  instant.  . 

I  have  examined  all  of  Mr.  Edison's  patents  which  are  in  the 
Laboratory  safe,  and  find  that  there  are  no  Canadian  patents  for 
inventions  in  electric  lighting  or- pov/or  work  included  among  them. 
To  be  exact,  there  is  only  one  Canadian  patent,  and  tiat  is  on  the 
subject  of  telephones.1  .  • 

Privat  e  Secretary. 

February  23,  1891. 

I>lv  dear  Instill,*  _ 

The  ace ourits  of  ‘the  Edison  Phonograph  Works 
.  BGiMmt  the  Month  Amain. can  Phonograph  Company  are  all  in  shape  . 
^  fm  t0  Pasa  on-;  It  vdll  take  about  half  an  hour  to  arrange' 
.  th«Wwholo  matter,  after  which  the  accounts  can  be  very  rapidly 
completed  and  handed  in.  There  is  no  me  in  Ware  going  ahead  ' 
am  making  , regular  bills  without  your  approval  of  the  items. 

7*  BUah>  +'he  NVA*  ?*  do'»  attorney,  ia  mWcinc  a  formal  demand 

h*  Aay  Up0n  Enton  **  accounts,  claims  that  the  af-  - 

y fairs  of  the  H.  A.  P.  Co.  are  being  injured  on  account  of  our 
clel^,  uo  tint  the  first  day  next  week  ‘you  are  able  to  spare  a 
few. moments'  time  the  matter -could  bo  settled. 

February  23,  1891. 

Eclward  c 


»M-IY  to  loam  that  tiro  quadruple*  imtruoento  aim  found  on\ 
3P“ti"'  t0  to  a««tiva,  and  I  roc  tot  very  enrol,  that  you  have 
boon  put.  t0  the  trouble  of  repair!*,  th,,.  '  fhe.e  irrotrunente 
ohould  not  teve  left  tiro  Laboratory  rf  tiny  „„  „„t  ln  ^  „ 

*<*•"“  *  «**>  fomyou  a  bill  oovorim  the 

very  truly, 

March  2,  189; 

Mr.  Jana^, 

Superintendent  of  tfrack, 

D.  1>.  &  W.  R»  -R.  Co.,  Hoboken, 

We  desire  tp  borrow  for  two  or  three  .day*.  V rail- 
bonder,  for  use  in  establish inC  a  curve  on  a  lino  of  track  which 
we  are  w.nnin c  in  the  laboratory  grounds  for  experimental  rail- 
waj'  purposes.  ¥/e  also  wish  to  borrow  for  the  same  period  a 
,rincii  har  for  drawing  spikes >  Would  y  ou  lave  the  kindness  -to 
lend  us  these?  If  so.,  be  good  enough  to  send  them  to  your 

•am  whom  we  will  obtain  their 


j°oap  Jtodama. 

PllDNnrR  “  ;  ”  °f . thS  Feb^  mimbai 

'  m  ,Sn>  «•*’«■  «  «»  Laboi-atory,  *  ( 

’  -A?  aesona  nonibai.  is  ?  ijraat  inproveBsnt  c 

C°o  a  con- 



'Se-oi-o  taiy . 


"  Ponn'a*  Oohtiehtrntihg  Works. 
V.  8.  >erH^  fedq'.,  Ti'easurer', 
Mow  York  City* 

„it!  „  '  800.00,  *i0B  toeether 
=11  tor  Jl, Mo.oo  jMta  I  !»«  rtndma! <t;p  ydw  <jo,w 

^  rfV'U“  *-  -to  to  »o,  ^ 

■“  <**.**.<».  n. ...,^  rqcaiM>  Kd 


Yours.,  trul; 

March  R,  189: 

Collins,  Esq., 

£-130  Bay  St  rest 
Savannah,  Ga. 

I  bog 'to  acknowledge  with  many  thanks  the  rebeipt  of 
esteemed  favor  of-  23rd,  ult  imo,  in  lb  inning  me  that  Elect ri 

w&d  of  Savannah  awarded  the  contract  for’  Ijho  equipnidht  of 
•  Road  to  Mr.-  Slattory,  the  Agent  of  the  Ediso.n  General  Elec- 
Company.  •  I  am  much  gratified  to  learn  that ^tlie  :  Eirec  tqrq 
;i  Railroad  adopted-  the  Edison  system,  and  I  appreciate  very 
Ly  the  effort  which  .you  were  kind  enough  to  make  in. favor  of 

•al  Company.  Rest  assured  that  neither  yourself 

this  matter  and 

.11  regret  y 



y  on  have  mad< 

Company  the  equipment  of  y< 

i  sa  iorm  of  c  onf  id  enoe  o  onC  or  ning 

Re  Mary  S.  Chandler  Mortgage  for  §1,000,  and  in  r 
to  your,  letter  of  27th  ultimo,  I  wish  you' would  obtain  from  y 
correspondent  in  Honark  the  following  information,  which  will 
enable  me  to  clecide  what  I  shall  dp: 


of  the  property  which 

{2)  Has  it  ever  been  rented?  If 

at  how  much  per  annum? 

i  do  horises  of  about  tlie  same  i 
i-ghborhood  rent  for  per  an  mm? 



ty  truly 

Ison  General  Electric  Co, 

1  enclose  herevrith  soine  correspondence  from  P.  B. 
Nation  to  the  Sunbuxy  Station.  I  believe  .that  you 
miliar  than  any  one  else  with  the  operations  which 
rried  on  in  connec  tion  with  this  plant  and  can  there - 
mo  as  to' the  desirability  of  accepting  Mr'.'awu 

are  more 


Edison  originally  took‘41  sin 
dabt  of  $4,106;  he  then  cense 

of  stock  of 


sente  dt 



Mr.  Winslow  Allderdico, 

regard  to  arc  lamp'  carbons,  and  would  be 'glad  if  you  will  sej 
half  a  do  son  of  these  so  that  he  may  ma];e  a  teat  of  the  smo. 
iflaich  lie  toiU  «flaBiBnic&te:  with  'you  further;- 



Samuel  I  ns  nil,  Esq,, 

Edison  .Building.,  -Broad  St 
Nev?  .York  City  . 

“  i' re  no nman  named  Pi  or  re  Richemond,  son  of  t ho 

Engineer  from  *h6m  «r. .  Bdiso#  obtained  the  patterns  for  the  triple 
expansion  engine*  «ili  probably  call  upon  you  this  week  to  obtain 
pension  to  enter  the  Works  .^t  Schenectady  aid  remain  there 
tor  *  Poupie  of  weeks,  prior  to  his  sailing  fbr  Trance  to  resume 
his  duties  in^conueetion  with  the.  Qbmpagnie  Continontalo  Edison/  • 
He  has .  *@peatad*y  revues  ted  Mr .  Hdis.on  t< 
go  to  SchenooVdy  and 

give  hi  pi  authority  t< 
been  referred-  to  you.  Mr.  Edison, si 
that  he  ip  doing  too  much  motor  work  *t  Schenectady  po  render  . 
safe  to  tills  y^ns  man’s  request  and  wants  you  to  polite! 

wasa  him  off.  His' father  ms  yeiy  courteous  to  Mr.  Edison  who: 
the  latter  was  in  Paris,  and  w  therefore  vmt  to.  let  .the  boy.d 
easy.  ‘ 

Yours  veiy  truly 

Private  Secretary 

•  ■  ™8  **»  *4won  Gsn’l.  Riectrio  oo, 

?  agfy  wa-  yrhffj  J'^oe  him  I  win  cive  'Jjjri 
ir$  iBcarylis  '  ■ 

Private  Saqratans 

tfaroh  s,  X86\1 

tiaj'Or  S.  5 

A  d  w  a  y  , 

Hew  York  City 

■Dear  $Sr?- 

Heferringto  the  waivers  of  Toy  Fhonograp 
tohTCH!  akecutod  *  Mr.  Edison,  I.  find  that  there 
Wo  of  «wb  4o»J*i*  the  first  two  quarters  of  the  f 
tlpt  Vmqp ©«ay.  the  quarter  ending  January  1,  1890,  a: 
33W.  4**?  the  contract  royalties  ware  payable  with: 
***  *?*?;***•* -****•  •  The  third  quarter  would  ther< 
.'**  A  At  -and  royalties  wpuld  he  payable  Jufy  soth  ,  An 
■m*rteri«oxm*x$.  October  .a*t  ^nd  royalties  become  pay 
.^th.  The  .record  Shows  tJft  the  -royalty .  which  we  Ver 
,tP:,a4W^  «*  ***  quarter,  that  is  to  say,  fo: 

^  «r  30th  •  In  proof  of  tJ 

#39  «*py  of  letter  from  Daniel  Wold,  Spp/y.  Edison 
-?cr  ^U,  io  inauai,. Aw^t  3s>;th>  vJ. 

fSM  mV?  ip  *  f""*1*  <*.  M*  held  on  AW 

Mr]  lmn  y,M  present  m  during  which  .  Ipeul 
*•  >»*•?  ?  "»*■»  Of  royalty;  ^  iqu 

f*  #»1r>fiWLno»'W>  iHyhioh  ha 

Q  fnd  I  .an  interview  / 

Obtain  the 

.paps : 

I  »•  — of‘  . 

Tw%* "’"”i""!  f°-  *•**«.  Ooiintl-iss.  L  tm .m 

*!»“  -Wntas  it  ta  Mi  w  eSs.. 

!W  '■"*"*  bo  a* 

T*  f***’*  °”  «  *’»*r  f-ien.  a«,10, 

l""‘  *  1^a*'  *”&'*>*:  «■  wmmute.  of  profits,  W  oouM 

Ifhar  .Alai*?  in  addition  thereto? 

,  .Jl  3fi!  *s®  pp&smpe  tip 

a$  Qfotej]  .ana  panada. 

**P  "«•-»  «%***  »o»/o»pii«»t« 

*Mw, #*  9»tor.  a«i»  l,ttor  ,^,Uo„  rtu  bate,  nr 

i*j»  #.  riju  you  „  Um  t0  ^  (h8 

Pf^t^  ||  ;^y  .  ,  ■  ' 

Wr.  Edison  v/oald  all 
^  toy  ..phonograph  noehani, 

This  'brines  into  quaatio] 

F*>0  relfetionir 

?°«ra  ypry  truly 

private  Seorstar 

March  3,  1891< 

Dear  Sir:- 

Ref erring  to  the  attached,  Mr.  Edison  has  requested  nfi 
to  write-  a  letter  to  .Ran,  dewing  the  statement  of  Mr.  Ullmann’s 
•  advocate  that  Mr.  Edison  had  given  to  Mr.  Ratheneau,  Manager  of 
the  German  Company,  a  list  of  tin  lamps  alleged  to  have  been  im¬ 
ported  into  France  from  America  by  the  Cie.  Continentale  Edison, 

.  -,000  t.  w  thought  that  yon  would  like  to  read  the  let- 

sfer  to  dictate 

comnunioat  ion 

we  re 

the  answer  yourself,  as 

Ratheneau. when  he  was  here. 

Yours  very 

Private  'secretary 

Mi 8 3  V.  K.  JicRae, 

Daar  I latiana , -  ,  '  :  |  .  . 

toterrtos  to  Mr,  iw.  shbaerlption  .for  i 
tyaroa  of  the  Capital  stock,  of  yJu:'  MuGazjno.  tpIEB  PHOMOGRA 

“T  *°  ***  “■ »« *«•».'  i 

a°H^  “=«'»  °»4*  fo-teo,  covo-i^  hat: 

amount  01'  liis  aubscnipt 

.  the  same  be  ins  in  accoi’danei 

T  “%Ur  *  «*>«*•»  Piece,  ^«eaee 

m*m  fop..«  th;-^;-  sto„  ^  ,W(k. 


Mr.  Pierre  Riche'monft, 

Hotel  Victoria,  .  Hev;  York 


Referring  to  om1  conve: 
I  beg. to  advise  you  that Mr..Ediso] 
Edison  General  Electric  «o. *  does  i 


possess  the 

tfaoritr  t  o  grant  yon  pans: 


Works  in  GcIei 

>  samel  Insull,  2nd  .Vice- 

President  of  the  Edison;  Gen*  1.  Electric  Co, 

Broad  St.,  Mew 

the  -gentleman  whose  consent  it  will  te 

necessary  for 

to  obtain. 

Mr.  Insull  at  his 

office. any  morning  during  the  prase 



Private  Secretary 



ho  Bdi3on  Cienerql 

Electric  Company  yci  11  be  billed 

the  follov/ins  manna : 

Buildings  &  Fixtures  -3H20»694.8G, 

per  annum. 

The  total 

of  exp orimonts  Tor  the  Ed 

septing- those  do¬ 

ll  add  30X  to  the  deevesa  l 

jttttl  Inyeg  tment  •  i  want?  a  memo- 

oach  month, 

uinto  upon  whiah  ve 

March  4,  1891, 

am  very  much. surprised  to  learn  from 

3rd  instant  that  you  have 
Phonograph  t 

lent  the  Austr: 
tlye  Toy  Phonograph  Company-, 
'ensed  under  Mr.  Edison's  pat  aits, 

1  expense  of  taking  . oat  cert) 

Patent  on  the  Toy 
This  Company  is  simply 
and  though  they  have  paid 
.rt  foreign-  pat  ents,  they  liave  abso- 
lntelr  no  ri^ht  40  th»  U»ee  belonging 'tj-'hr.  . 

Wiwn,  aid  they  ehoald  have.bSen  mt  ^Hr.  Zdison  „he„  ^ 

.ten  from  abroad.  ,r,  no,  ii  ligation  **  . 

I.y  0MPW,  and  the'  are  that  if  they  W  Mr.  Edison  ™»„ 
these  original  Patents  they  rtll  refuse  to  git,'  then  np  .«* jir 
pelled  to  do  so.  Therefore  if  yoa  are  unable  to  get  thee,  back 

it  will  be  necessary  for  you  to  .obtain  • 
iopies  of  the  patents  that  are  now  in  the  hands  of  the 
Toy  Company,  certified  in  such. a  manner  as  will  render  the  copies 
as  serviceable  *  us  as  the  originals,  What  patents  did  you  send 
tp  the  Toy  corjppny? 

iippn  some  other  pretext, 
from  abroad 

Xours  truly. 

:  March  4,  1391, 


N.  J.  &  Penn' 

Concentrating  Works , 

I  beg  to  acknowledge  the  receipt  of  your  letter  of 

3rl  instant,  enclosing  Certificate  for  33  shares  of  the  Capital 
Stick  of  your  Company,  the  same  being  in  exchange  for  ny  check  of 
$1,800..  00  sent  to  you  2nd  instant,  and  in  payment  of  my  bill  for 
,500,00  for  property  known  as  the  Morris  Pond  Tract  transferred 
to  your  Company,  deed  of  which  is  in  yiour  possession.  I  return 
herewith  voucher  which  I  have  receipted,  the  same  having  accompanida 

tlie  letter  of  your  Vice-President  dated  2nd  instant. 

Yours  truly 

March  4, 

“  :  ■  l.rttir  of  28th  ultimo, 

«»  raft*,,  to  «.«„  ^or  6100  eharee  stock 

a™  north  ta».„  Phonoertph  Companf,  the  oace  oavhrttoo  to 

“"°0’'  OWin0‘0  *he  .  certain  agreement  between 

««=»  and  loose  H.  Mppineott  dated  l,Uy  8„th,  I8S9>  „a  ^ 
1  farther  aBr0ement  dated  April  i,  18go. 


- ...  v.j>ton,  Kaq. 

hw:-  m'c:  DaP't*»  Edison  C-er.'l.  331ectri 
Harrison,  IT,  j,  . 

Ve  find  that  carbons  marked  Jan'y.  2?  -and  jn*  on  tost 
^  us  -  and  yo»  correspond!^  order  Mo,  ffi.  -  are  very  Cood. 
Ascertain  iVom  Force  and  Midkmsh  wiki-,  difference  there  is'  in  the  ’ 
carbons.  I  also  want  you  to  send  descriptions  of  orders  previously 
-nt,  so  l  oan,  compare-.  *  **  y0U1.  orders,  but  don't  know  how 

they  are  done;  therefore  cannot  compare. 

.  106 

March  4,  1891. 

Sidney  B.  Pay no,  Esq.,  Gen'l.  Manager, 

Edison  Gen'l.  Electric  G'o.,  Maw  England  District, 

#38  Pearl  St.,  Boston,  Maes. 

Dear  Sir:- 

Will  you  ve*y  kindly  sencV  me  a  reply  to  ny  letter  to 
you  dated  12th  February  last,  and  also  return  the  letter  of  Miss 
Annie  K.  Doak  which  accompanied  the  same. 

Yours  very  truly, 

March  4,  1891, 

Samuel  Instill*  Esq*,  2nd  Vice-Pres't 

Jdison  Building. 

Hew  York  City, 

The  Lamp  factory  is  "off"  again,  the  lamps  which  they 
are  turning  out  being  very  poor,  and  I  am  now  hunting  the  bug.  ■  I 
cannot  and  shall  not, undertake  to  put  things  to  rights  and  carry 
On  experiments  for  raising  the  economy  from  15  to  20  if  present 
methods  are  to  continue.  Too  many  cooks  spoil  the  broth. 

I  now  ask  that  the  Company  permit  me  to  put  raj' 
the  factory,  who  shall  report  to  me  direct.  He 



nor  will  he  interfe: 

any  way  whatever,  with  the 

ment,  his  duty  being  simply  to  report  to 


being  carried  out  accord: 


Yours  very  trulj 


Edison  Building,  Broad  St.,  New  York  Oil 

It  is  absolutely  necessary  that  I  should  have  the  ont: 

services  for  several  months  of  Mr.  Phelps,  the  ohi.ei'  draughtsman 
in  Mr.  Henderson's  department.  Please  arrange  this  matter  with 
Mr.  Henders bn  if  there  is  no  serious  objection. 

Yours  very  truly. 


March  4,  1891' 

its  concerning  Mr.  Edison  contained  in  the 

dipping  v/hich  accompanied- your  letter  of  27th  ultimo  are  unt: 

Mr.  Edison  is  not  a  veget! 

He,  however,  experiments 

then  with  his  diet, 

Should  he  feel  ill  for' some  time  he  entirely 

shanges  his  diet 

to  produce  a  change  of  the  chemical  ra¬ 

the  environment,  so  that 

ho  quickly  feels  all  right  again. 

Privato  Secretary 


March  5,  1891, 

Edison  United  Phonograph  Co., 

G.  N.  Moriaon,  RaQ.,.  Secretary , 

Mills  Building,  New  York  City .  ■ 

Wear  Sir.1- 

I  too  to  acknowledge  the  receipt  of  ,»  letter  of  3rd 
imtwt,  informing  mo  that  at  the  annual.  feting  „r  th, 
holders  of  four  0,TOW  held  at  Orange,  N,  J.,  Hontoy,  >toh 
a.d.  ien,  i  ™  elected  a  director  to  serve  for  the  ensuing  year! 
This  to  to  signify  ny  acceptance  of  the  chid  office. 

Yours  t  inly ,  ' 

Major  S.  B.  Eaton, 

irlZO  Broaclway  , 
New  York  Oily  , 

Referring  to  tlie  attached  correspondence,  I  do  not  find, 
therein  any  acknowledgement  of  Hr.  Edison's  payment  of  $3,500  for 
account  of  tha  Automatic  Phonograph  Exhibition  Company  beyond  a 
paper  which  purports  to  be  a  copy  of  a. letter  from  Mr.  Idppincott 
to  his  attorney,  Mr.  Bush.  The  original  of  this  letter  it  appears 
from  the  copy  was  not  signed  by  Mr.  Idppincott  himself,  hut  »por 
W."  Even  this  letter  does  not  make  proper  reference' to  the  check 
of  $3,500  which  Mr.  Edison  drew  on  August  14th  to  Mr.  Idppincott' s 
order,  but  states  that  Mr.  Idppincott  paid  $7,500  to  the  A.  P.  E. 
Co.,  with  -the  request  that  one  half  of  tte  same  ($3,750)  should  be 
credited  to  Mr.  Edison.  Now  Mr.  Edison  did  not  authorize  Mr. 
Lippincatt  to  make  any  payments  to  the  A.  P.  E.  Co.  for  his  account, 
and  either  did  he  agree -with  the  A.  P.  E.  Co.  to  make  them  any 
advances  what ever, beyond  the  aim  of  $3,500,  which  at  the  time 
was  paid  Mr.  Edison  understood  was,  with  payments  from  the  ^ther 
stockholders,  all  the  money  that  the  Company'  would  have  to  borrow. 
Mr.  Edison  infomed  the  officers  of  the  A.  P.  E.  Co.  and  also' in- 

<0~*  **«»'**»  *  -W 

Major  S.  B, 

~2-  Martin  6,  1391. 

for  any  further  advances.  He  therefore  refuses  absolutely  to  aC^- 
knowledge  himself  indebted  either  to  Mr.  Lippincott  or  to  the  A.  P. 
13 •  Co*  -or  any  sum  of,  money  whatsoever  in  this  connection,  and  he 
desires  to  obtain  an  acknowledgement  of  the  #3,500  payment  mado  by 
him  on  August  14th  last,  This  chock  was  dravm  to  the  order  of  iin 
lippincott.  It  appears  that  Mr.  .Lippincott  requested  the  A.  P.  K. 
Oo.  to  credit  payments  direct,  instead  of  which  the  A.  P.  E.  Co. 
hive  credited  Messrs.  Bobinson  and  Blodgett,  Trustees.  Query 
ivero  Messrs.  Robinson  and  Blodgett  appointed  Trustees  ty  Mr. 
Lippincott  or  by  the  A.  P.  R.;  Co.,  and  v/hat  are  the  conditions  of 
their  tirnst?  Yfhat  kind  of  an  aCkhowledgement  has  Mr.  Lippincott 
obtained  for  the  moneys  which  lie  lias  loaned  the  A.  P.  E.  Co.?  It 
'Would  seem  that  the  agreement  of  trust  should  cover  conditions 
relative  to  the  repayment  of  this  money,  and  if  it  does,  d  certi-  • 
t’ied-  copy  of  the  same,  together  with  a  direct  acknowledgement  from 
the  trustees  of  Mr,  Edison’s  payment,  will  lie  Satisfactory.  • 
■Other-wise  we  are  entitled  to  and  must  obtain  an  acknowledgement  of 
the  dejbt  .direct  frail'  the  A.  P»  B.  Co.  The  intervention  of  Hr, 
Lippincott  was  purely  incidental,  lie  being  merely  a  medium"  be twe on 
Mr.  Edison  and,  the  trustees  or  ■  the  A.  P.  B.  Co. 

,  ypnrs;  very .  truly , 

%  dear  Sir; 

Referring  to  y  our 


—  onthoatoohofthatOo^.  ^>4raiwaoiiiis 

"Sla  “8”  *  W  ta  wr«  pw„nt  the 

~tlon "  ^  ***  NaM  -  ™‘  » 

•  in  order  to  aealat  ftUw,.- «r.  ■  Sdiaon 
oontod  later  on  to  a  50X  reduction  of  hie  hoMine, 

»»  20  1/2  shares.  „  the  lif„  ^  ^ 

E'US°“  «"»»  twelve  hundred  doUara  „ 

**"  ““  **  OMiC“  “  them  to  expire.  I  ^ 

stood  from  your  first  if>+  +  0 

■  1W*er  "  «-  "*»»■  ‘"of  «r.  Edison  ,aa  tc 

receive  stoeh  in  the  „„  compan,.  „tho„, 

and  it  certainly  seems  to  »  *w4  •  > 

tor,  that  suoh  an  arran8e„ent  and  no  other 

a-r.  I*  tte  non  atoej  be  Placed  outs ido  20  1/2  shares 
;e  «*  a  larde  Pr«„,  and  ^  ^ 

*  T"  **  “«*«..  «.  mono,  which  *.  ' 

tdison  invostod  for  th.  Sunhurv  0„,TOW  io  „0  „  aebt  by  „„„„„ 

dependent  upon 

^ng  taxed  for  ,'the 

.proceecUncs  Court 

Yours  very  trul;; 

Private  Secretary 

118  1 

March  5,  1891, 

Major  s.  B.  Eaton, 

7^120  Broadway, 

.  ,  Wav/,  York  City  . 

Dear  sir:-- 

I  send  yon  h.rewith  15th  prooi  *  agreement  between 

*•  Eai30n  *“  ,to.  *“*»  s™-1  Co.,  and  ,,.g'  „ 

0«11  your  attention  to  page  7  of'th.  same.  • 

*h,  Tina,  change  »hi.h  ahculd  be  'mide  rea.,..  to  work  pip. 

ibnead  outside  the  Laboratory.  This  provision  did  not  appear  in 
tS°  M0°f  f!,°”  M’ich i»y.  memorandum  now  in  your  hands,  but 

haa  b0°-  ins*rtM  -r-  -» *>*■«*  tb. .... 

T  S‘  *  ?"TO1"3  Sh°M  ^  -  *«-«*«  as  a  part  «  ,» 
S.P-,000  par  year  payable  to  Hr.  Hdiaon.  Phis  ia 

The  contract  givas  Hr,  ftiaon  tb.  rigbt  to  organise  his  force  in 

the.  Laboratory  ior  tb.  expenditure  of  ,  y_.  „„„  ^ 

ior  the  moment  that  -  are  so  organise^  and  that  Hr.  .diaon  f i„to 

1 sgardihg  a  certain  experiment  tho*  <  +  v 

•that  it  can  ha  conducted  more  ox- 

poditiowly  and  at  leas,  coat  in  Schenectady;  the  aotua!  cos,  ef 

t.«  osp.rim.nt  ia  no,  known  until  i,  Js  ^  ^ 

owe  that  whan  the  wprk  ,»  don.  it  msounted  to 

the  general  Company  propose,  to  that  „.,ou„t  ir„m  Hr.  Mia„„- 

Major  S.  E.  Eaton. 

Mar cih  5,  1891« 

allowance .  Is  Mr.  Edison  to  reduce  his  force  to  the  extent  of 
five  thousand  dollars  after  he  finds  out  what  the  expense  has.  been 
for,Bi8  foreiGn  experiment,  or  how  is  he  t o. protect  idmaelf?  if 
he  does  not  reduce  his  force  the  effect  will  be  that  he  will  have 
to  pay  out  of  his  own  rocket  the  cost  of  experiment,  coveted  af, 
the  shops.  Jt  is  most  dangerous  and  most  undesirable  that  the 
Laboratory  ehouW.  be  hitched  up  in  this  agreement  .with  any  otl^ 
concern.  The  General  Compaq  can  protect  itself  by  providing  that 
rxo  ■  experiments  shall  be  conducted  at  its  shops  without  special 
authorization,  and  when  Mr.  Edison  wishes  to  take  or  send  work  to 
-"Schenectady .he  can  obtain  the  requisite  authority.  I  have  altered 
that  portion  of  the  agreement  so  that- it  requires  the  General  Co.-  ' 
to  pay  the  cost  of  experiments  conducted  at  the  shops ,  riri  y  ou  can  •. 
rearrange  the  language  with  respect  to  special  authorization  for 
those • experiments  if  y «■  consider  it  imore  desirable  in  the  interest 
of  tl©  General  Company,.  t 

Iho  »>*t  ohinss  «.  is  i„  lino.  14  and  IS.  I  have  6,osS,a 
•"*  tte  Wrt.!  •,  .or*  to  to  Son,  6,  th.  said 

Mioon  on  M.«  acoonn.  alao  ,a  aforesaid;-.  and  inerted'  no-  . 

wits  owporno-nt.  to  to  made .  for  th,  north  ta.rioa „  company  / 
**  I*0™**  to  th,  tilth  section. horoot..  ' 

Th,  third  ohmeo  is  in  lam  16,  Striite  out  the  words  »Th/ 

****•> ’  «*  *»'»ti«nta  ..,hr„.fo„«,  ot  th,  esperi- 
rental  labor  capacity  pf  the  said-^borstoxy . »  . 

4  •  iftjWBgRh  t,  g  ^ 2  '■  t 

The  s  o  two  last  changes  are  very  important,  for  the  reason 
that  they  will  show  the  intention  to.  divide  the  Laboratory  upon 
the  basis  of  Labor.  I  do  not  think  it  worth  while  raakiilC  any  other 

changes  in  the  agreement.  Then 

3  no  tiling  wliatever  in  this 

vdiioh  vail  require  any  fresh  negotiation.  That  is  something,  that  ' 
we  desire  to  avoid,  and  as  the  contract  is  now  it  can  be  interpre¬ 
ted  in  accordance  with  Mr,  Edison's  understanding.  I  do  not 
apprehend  that  it  is  your  wish  to  insert  in  the  body  of  .the  con¬ 
tract- the.  schedule  showing  how  cost  shall  be  made  up.  If  a  paper 
something  like  the  following  be  attached  to  the  contracts  and 
signed  by  both  parties  when  the  agreennnts  are  reoxecnted  it  .will 
I  should. think  answer  all  pract'icabra  purposes : 

Memorandum  attached  to  contract  October  1st,  1890,  betvreen 
T»  A.  Edison  and  the  Edison  General  Electric  Company. 

It  is  agreed  by  the  panties  to  the  above  contract  that 
the  '.cost  of  experimentation  for  tto  Edison  General  Electric. 
Ooippany' at  the  Edison  Laboratory  9  hall  comprise-,  the  foil owingf 

Cost  of  Labor. 

Cost  :of  -Material  . 

General  Expense  (including  ordinary  recognised 
experae,-  taxes,  •  insurance,  ap-’ 
pliances  arid  small  tools). 


5Son  Inves toent  Aooount  $115,044.86,  Buildings  &  Fixtures  • 
IQ*  .on  Investment  a/c  $64,984.70,  Machinery  &  instrmonts. 

B.  Eaton, 


»mto*y  Upo„  the  basis  of  direct 



Marc^i  5,  1391. 

Major  S.  B.  Eaton, 

#120  Broadway, 

New  York  City.. 

Dear  Sir:- 

I  enclose  herewith  letter  under  date  March  3rd  from 
Ur.  GoorGB  B.  Prescott,  transmittinE  Clie ok  for  Mr.  Edison' b  share 

of'  the  Enslisli  Quadruple*  royalty .  You  will  notice  that  Mr. 
Pres'cott  refers  to  it  as  the  "final  payment,"  and  for  that  reason 
I  send  you  the  papers  in  connection  with  the  same'  ftr  your  exami¬ 
nation,  the  same  b'oinc  as  follows: 

A„Bor»nt  bstwon  I.  A.  Mlaon,  Goo.  B.  P^sooU  Gorritt 
Smith?  iith  relation  to  MM.  of.  Gt.  Britain  Ho.  384  of 
■  1S75  and  Ho.  197  of  1877,.  dated  Hay  31,  1877. 

Additional  agreement  between  the  same  parties,  dated  12th 
JanSn°/  l37S  by 'which  the -.interests  of  the, various  parties 
.  are  vested  in  a  Trustee.  '  .  . 

Please  return  all  the  papers  with  your  reply,  and  obliSe. 

Yours  truly 

March  5,  1891. 

S.  B.  Hat  on, 

How  York  City 

istitute  a  searoh  for  tlje  deed  of 

Glenmont,  Mr  .  B&isoj 

i  si  denes 

possession.  The  . only  papers  which  we  have  liacl  in  connection  with 

this  property  wera  those  tliat  you.  sent  us  at  the  tine  the  mortgagi 

at  the  hoxTsoi 

New.  York. 

Mr.  Insull  if  he  fcnoWp  anything  about  it, 

Yours'  very  trul; 

Private  Seoretarj 

March  5,  389; 

Samuel  Insim ,  J3aq 

litre  et. 

>i'  GliRMHOm 

Mr.  Edison’ 

(idcai  os 

Ddla-on  Lila 

among  he: 


the  house, 

have/ thought 

might  possibl; 

be  an  the  Safe  Deposit 
Lng  about  the  document? 

in  Hew  York, 



■turn  to  the  Laboratory 

leveral  v/eo3 



sams  -with  imioh  interest, 




'atoiy  •  irhese 

made  of 

are  excellent 

*’  *’  -  al- 

,lm6‘ll4y  t0  «H3luu,„skl,s  desire  ana  snppiy  hiB 

'  r,hO'l0,:‘''"il'  “  ,ou  «»  iw~,»t  is  linrop.  U  con- 

Company ,  x  am  pro- 

abltM  *,„*»,  from  Ormi.lUn,,  W,onocmr„„  for  in  tsrrf 

W  -**  0°»!W  1  -™  r«««  u,o  letter  t, 

*  °m“  *  *»  V«*.  «  am  /advising  „r. 

u-stono*,:,  of  w  ,.«o„  in  u,o  matter  ,»  tnisW, . 

Youra  very  truly 

w/  ^ 

C^W/t/^d-A^  .  ■  (McO-J^Usi 
'~^o  KpUte?  ^d-ct-L, 

Ott/MSi?  ^Mccu 


Samuel  In: 

mil,  Esq., 
Building,  Broad 
How  York  City 

|0nfirm  the  following'  tele 


“Do  nothing .  in  c 
hear  further  fs 

connection  with  Livoi 
finm  me.  Thoa .  A.  Ed: 

matter  until  you 

very  truly. 

M.  Cert',  ! 
Second  Ave., I 
New  York  Cit; 

Dear  S: 

!  t  o  your  letter  of 
Edison's  t  ice  is  ei 
it  is  impraoticabl< 
lo  matt  are. 

inform  you  tha; 
own  invent  ions, 
sideration  to  < 

Yours  truly, 

■fViVflt  ft  ?eoret:4ry 

Major  S.  B.  Eaton, 

I  have  your  letter  of  5th  instant  .re  Thomson- Houston 
Regulator  Patent  on.  v/hioh  Spent'  Co.  is  sued.  I.  note  v/hat  you 
say  about  sending  Mr.  Brown  out  to. the  .Laboratory.  I  think  it 

to  wait,  however,  unt: 

isen  the  patents 

Bousack  Cigarette-  Machine  Company. 


Will  you  vary  kindly  send  to  me  a  catalogue  of  your 
machines,  and  also  a  prioe  list  of  the  same,  with  the  lowest  pos¬ 
sible  discounts  indicated-.  By  so  doing  you  will  very  much  oblige 

Yours  truly, 

March  9, 

wrth  reference  to  your  letter  of  61 
I  «■«,«  ,„  Bai3o»,  th.  utter  says  tut 
you  later  as  to  whether  ]ie  desires  to  have 
out  on  the  Toy  Phonograph  which 
In  the  meantime  lie  has*  Aatort  „ 


■  11  advis 

Canadian  Patent  taken 
patented  here  March  11th,  1890. 

Toy  Phonograph  Company 

yours  very  truly, 

Private  Secretary 

March  10. 

George  S',  Kims,  > 

^P2,  P  8,|*  d,  e  p_,  S.  t  o,,a  t 

F/u  :Hobo^9nAi  N, 

My  dear  Sir: *. 

Or,,.-  was  only  to-day  tftrt-1  hart  the  pleasure  of  re.adirie 

yotu,  letter  of  20th  of  January,  last,  in  which,  you  ^.quested  me  to 
v/rite  to  pope  Member,  of ,  Coneroadi,, urging,, tho  appropriation  ,of  ^ 
§50,000  for  the  Department  of  Mine, a  and  Ui»a«.  01  cour3o_  it  ,ia 
trao  late  to  do  this,  now,  Congress,  having ,  adorned.  ,  Had, y our,,, 
lottpr  •  reachep,  . me  inv<se«fo»j,  hoyrayer,^  I.  would,  ■.ha.y©v,,ve,ry  (0ladlyy.  : 
acted,  upon, ypurj.-3upgoation.:nj:.  flio  ...  envelope., containing  your^  cpnuriuni. 
cation,  fell,. l«h'inrt,;t)ip  table,. upon  which.,  the  Lahoratory,.mail.  jo  ..... 
sorted;,  each-  rooming, , and  -  it  ..vas,  only,  unearthed  and L,opei»ed  to.Tday . 
Recpett ing, that^n^,. letter,  should  ha^ve  had  eo  unfortunate  an  ■ 

^>»Ry^w-5?VBry  tpjjljj’,.  o  H  A 

Sidney  E.  Paine,  E3q.,  District  Manager, 

Edison  General  Eleotrio  Co.,  #3S  Pearl  St., 

Boston,  Hass. 

Dear  sir:-  • 

I  .  am  very  much  obliged  j.‘or  your  favor  of  5th  instant, 
returning  Miss  Doak's  letter  of  the  11th  ult  imo.  I  note  with 
pleasure  that  Miss  Doak  may  be  able  to  obtain  employment ; in  your 
office  after  the  first,  of  next  month.  Thanking  you  for  your 
kindness  in  the  matter 

I  beg  to  enclose  herewith  a  letter  vrhi ch  I  have 

lived  from  the  District  Manager  of  the  Ed: 

>pening  for  you'  tin  re  after,  the  first  of  next  month', 

Yours  very  truly. 

Annie  1C.  Doak, 

/o  Edison  Phonograph  Toy  Mfg.  Co., 

•#3 9  Bedford  St.,  Room  .3*1,  Boston,  Mas: 

March  10,  1891, 

Referring  again  to  your  letter  of  6th  instant,  in 
regal'd  to  taking  out  a  Canadian  patent  on  the  toy  phonograph' 
which  was  patented  here  on  the  11th  of  March,  1890,  .  I  beg  to 

confirm  the  t  eld  phone  me  3  sage  which7-  was 

to-day,  to  the  effect  that 

out  in  the  account  of  the  old  Edi! 



Privat  a  Secretary, 

March  11,  1891 

a*®,  to.  the'  attached  from  Major  Katon 

•operfcy,  Mr.  PouCias  doss  riot.  +  „ 


Jnj or  Eaton' a  letter? 

March  11,  9: 

occurred  to 

go od  t; 

Lgnmohts  that  can't  be.  found. 


I  »»ta>  toBM,  w  letter  to  y  on  of  5th  instant 
«ioh  too  atta&od  to  your  rase.  of  6th  instant  in  refarrt  to  the 
deed  of  Hr.  Raison's  ho, no.  £  have  loosed  over  the  papers  in 
onr  safe  ^tch  «ero  received  fro,  yon  at  th,  tine'  the  Arnold  and 
Constable  .nortcege  «,,  M  of  tllom  oontjlm  lhf,  ^ 
.enipti, on  that  yon  rant,  an  A,  *  c.  »o«,»,  it„lf  is  not 
Oto.  safe;  the  cancellation  of  it  i„  Uv.  lidlaon  8„eB9sto  tint 
perlnpo  you  emu  iet  o  dmefiption  of  the  property  Sr«'  the 
resorcin  the  Oon*.y  dtoh's  office. 

■  (Pj’iy&t  o  geprot^r/ j 

^  ieaa  your  letter  of  Idth  infant, 

SP0P03M  °f  »»  *-»**  -***«.  «.  *'. 

“*  5te  t0am^  mt’  *  «“•  —M,.  I  a.„„,  , 

paramap),  #0i  a  „  yoiu, 

•  «„  ,«,.  Haame  is  f„„  tl)0  . 

;  ^  «w 

“nJr  •h9“  *  «Hf*  *"WP5st,  Baisah.P 


Jrancie  R.  Upton,  Esq.,  General  Member, 

lamp  !.U?g »  hep't.*  Edison  Gen' i.  Electric  Company, 

Dear  S: 

icl  your  letter  oi‘  10th  instaty 

rscard  to  providing  ventilation  in  the  lamp  Tost' Room  at,  the 
laboratory.  He  has  no  objection  to  your" 'putting  a  ventilator 

ihe  roof  over  the  Test  Room,  and  you  oart  proceed  with  its 

March  9,  189! 

Gilbert  &  Barker  Manufacturing  C< 

We  have  lad  one  of  your  40.  barrel  Gasolene  Machines 

the  Laboratory  i’i 

sral  years;  it  v/orka  perfectly 

and  is  one  of  the  moat  useful  appliances  v/e  have, 

Yours  truly 

I4rch  11,  1891.. 

Duko  of  Marlborough, 

Blenheim, .Woodstock, 


Dear  Sir:-, 

Upon  Mr.  Edison's  return  to  the  Laboratory  a  few  clays 
ago- after  an  absence  qf  several  weeks?,  you r  letter  dated  the  19th 
of  January  and  your  phonogram  of  same  date  were  b«m$vt  to  his 
attention.  - 

In  regard  to  the  suitability  of  the  phonograph  for  business 
purposes,- we  are  using  it  in-  the  office  here  for  all  our  Corres¬ 
pondence  and  find  no  difficulty  in  getting  seven  or  eight  ordinary 

business  letters  on  one  cylinder,  .  By  reducing  the  speed  of  the 

,  ,  .  .  •  .  per  minute, 

phonograph  to  about  80  or  90  revolutions ,^it  is  possible  to  get 

much  more  on  a  phonogram  than 'When  the  machine  is  running  at  a' 
higher,  speed,  and  the'  quality  of  the  reproduction  is  in  no  way 
impaired  by  the  reduced  speed,  '  Che  phonogram  which  will  ac¬ 
company  the  new  style  of  instrument  will  have  a  capacity  nearly 
double  that  of  the  phonogram  in  use  at  present;  it  will  contain 
about  1500  words  , 

In  regard  to  making  corrections :  Should  it  Ip  desired  to 

Duka  of  MgitthqttailQh 

Mttfuli  n,  1801, 

omit  from  a  letter  Bomai'hinfj  already  recorded  on  a  phonogram*  We 
find  that  a  good  plan  is  to  move  back  the  Spectacle  arm  to  that 
part  of  the  cylinder  containing  the  wordo  Which  WO  deSire  omitted, 
tlien  to  adjust  the  recording  stylus  and  speaking  tuba  and  say  into 
the  phonograph,'  in  a  loud  voice,  tadon't  write  this,"  or  words  of 
'similar  import,  which  expression  will  be ’ recorded  on  the  cylinder 
over  the -sounds  already  there  and  will  be  reproduced  more  dis'tinct 
ly  than  the  latter.  Should  we  desire  to  substitute  something  else 
for  the  passage  omitted,  we  record  it  on  another  phonogram  and 
direct  the  operator's  attention  to  it.  The  best  way,  -however ,  is 
to  make  the  corrections  at  once*  should  they  occur  to«  y on  while 
dictating,  and  in  that  case  it  is  well  for  the  operator  to  run  • 
over,  each  cylinder  before  commencing  to  transcribe,  as  by  so  doing 
he  learns  if  t’tere  are  *iny  corrections  or  omissions  to  be  made  and 
'is  prepared  for  t  hem.  '  • 

As  to  the  breakage  of  cylinders,  we  ‘find  that  much  of  this  is 
caused' hi'' tie ors' pushing  them  too  tightly  on  the  brass  cylinder.', 
This  letter  is  being  dictated  to  a  phonograph  and  it  takes  tip 
about  throe-eighths  of  the  cylinder,  tlio  instrument  running  at 
normal  speed.  .  •  ' 

Yours  very  truly  ,  .! 

J*PlY£.t<)  Secretary  t 

March  11th,  91. 

Francis  ,R.  Upt< 

Kaq.,  Gen'l*  Manacer, 

Edison  Gen' 1*  Electric  Co., 


Will  you  please  send  a  man  to  tho  Lab  orator'/  to  cement 
the  floor,  of  the  Pump  Room,  in  the  same  manner  as  those  at  the 

Lamp  Factory.  Please • send  the  man 


Yours  truly 

’he  Bbnaaek  Machine  Go< 



Your  letter  of  8th  instant  is  at  hand. 

She  cigarette  machines  are  for  ttsb  in  ’.Italy*.  She  Italian 

Minister  of  Finance . is  #  f  riend  o t-  mine,  and  ho  herb  requested  war 

information' as  to  price  etc.  of  your  machines 

which  )io  in  desirous  of 


lii s  covertly,-  provid 

lie  can  obtain  t Item  On 

lonabla  ti 

vtd  a  price 

which  he  considers  too  high. 


39«ar  SMc-  Gi***, 

** "**.  rmr  ******  *?  mk  InaUnt 
B&vr&ea  you  da  ay  ft»t«»*  of  yaatai 
W®*ttfa©8  14  nt>fc  in  Ota.  S4f0  ut  ti 
-ttow  «*»#**»  8  ^pBx.4pti.n  « 

*P*V»H*  SQ?«vt^, 

mvoh  13*  1801, 

H.  H.  Windsor,  Esq. 

"Street  Railway  Review, 

Chi  dago,  Ills, 

Replying  to  yotV  letter  of  5th  instant  addnsaaec*  to 
"?*  Edioo*>  requesting  a  description  of  his  new  patent  on  Eleotri « 
R*y *  Motors,  I  beg  to  advise  you  that  Mp,  Edison  has  made  over 
twenty  different  hinds  of  motors  and  has  not.  yet  decided  Which  to 
adopt.  When  ady  he  will  be  ve«r  pleased  to  furnish  you  with  a 
««t,  tocether  with  a  description. 

Vonrs  truly 

March  13,  1891- 

Major  S.  B.  Baton, 

#120  B  r  o  a  d  it  a  y  , 
New  Y  >rk  City  i 

D8ar  Sir: 

Mr.  Edison  lias  read  your  comnanication  of  lath  instant. 

Youra  very  truly 

Private  Secretary, 

March  13,  '91. 

H.  M.  Livor,  Esq. 

Mr.  Edison  has  read  your  letter  of  '11th  instant.  He 
you  to  let  him  know  when  y on  are  rdady ( at  Ogden  and  he 
•ight  up  there. 

Yours  ve*y  truly. 

Private  secrets xy 

Stowlt  Ut 

?***p  m< 

*  b#  «y«J»wa^ga  \bp  receipt  of  ymr  latter  of 

*  ****  ****  *>*■'#•  J«*  fatr  day  a.  and  rfn  ndt 
^  ***«*  »  <fcr  »Jwn  1  can  4***  wpen  yen  in  Kevr 
3?  m  ym  P%yvatstf  frwpv9?>  *«  m  possible, 

>  rov  a»  Mtsmi? .  • 

V»ww  y#?y  iroiy. 

^tartsh  14,  1891. 


CoJ.  4,  9?.  Britton, 

Vraamw#  of  Patent  Celebration  ¥\m, 

#1419  0  Smarts**,  Washington,  j),  <3, 

Dear  $iri» 

t  m‘lo«3  Wa&itb  chaok  to  rttp>  order  for  twenty -five 
dollar®  ^88),  ^  a>«»«rtl»tion  to  the  fnrtd  ftar  tba  Oslo  brat  ion  of 
the  Beginning  of  tho  Second.  Gantry  of  the  &#rtO*n  Patent  System, 
to  bo  held  in  Waa^ton  on  the  8th,  9th  W4  W  of  rt**t  *,ow*h. 
Ploaaa  noti^  *h*  fc«,  w  #„«,  copies  $f  o3ch  of  the 

Memorial  and  repaid  of  ^  ohiiGinp 

Jows  vory  tmjy. 


jfctjo*  S*  flatww 

MOW  yofk 


$  iOnfllPJM  be>WWi«>  «m  of  '* 

1891,  With  %  w»odiy»fJ  t>4«  mrr&m  ttQ&Voo  Am 


votw  vu«r  H)Pi<ly 

C  0  ¥  V, 


Washington,  ,D.  0.  March  12th,  1891. 

Mr.  Thomas  A.  Edison, 

Orange,  >i«w  jersey, 

hoar  sir:- 

We  ere  recently  informed  that  ypu  hold  all  or  some  of 
the  stock  of  the  Edison  Phonograph  Company  {which  was  sold  by  yon 
to^Jr.'TGipplneott)  as  collateral  security  for  a  note  of  Mr.  lippin- 
cott'o  for  the  sum -of  $65,000,  or’$68,000. 

W*  doom  it  proper  to  remind  you  in  this  formal  way  of  a  fact 
already  known  to  you*  via;-  that  we  hold  an  agreement  made  by  Mr. 
Lippineott,  shout  the  date  of  your  agreement  with  him,  to  sell  and 
transfer  to  us  at  any  time  Within  8  years  all  of  the  rights  ac¬ 
quired  by  him  from  you,  the  Edison  phonograph  Oo-.  and  the  Edison 
speaking  Phonograph  co. 

Reepeetfriiiy  &«•  • 

American  oraphophone  Oo.  k  < 

(SigSWdl  per  h,M.P.  i 

Kerch  3.6,  3891., 

Major  S,  b.  Eaton,  ' 

#320  Broadway, 

New  York  city. 

Doar  Sir;*. 

Mr,  Edison  hag,  mad  you*  letter  at  I3^h  instant,  re 
Assignment  of  Edison  English  Electric  Eight  patents  to  the  Edison 
and  Swan  United  Electric  L%ht  Co.,  limited,  and  in  reply  he  has 
instructed  mo  to  say  that  we  had  batter  tmi*  until  Mr,  Inauil  gets 
well  before  taking  any  action  in  this  mat  tor;  that  the  Edison  h 
swan  Co.  has  for  years  failed  to  carry  out  its  ^cement  with  him; 
and  tint  the  coat  of  obtaining  the  patents  in  section  was  several 
tinea  greater  than  the  money  sent.  Mr.  Edison  says  further  that, 
of  course  he  wants  to  get  everything  that  he  is  entitled  to  under 
the  contract?  that  «be  Edison  &  Swan  Co.  now  finds  that  eo«o  of 
the  patents  are  valuable,  and  at  this,  late  day,  after  reaving  to 
pay  for  the  patents,  they  come  in  and  want  to  ssanre  them.  Mr. 
Edison  not  only  wants  all  the  money  which  the  patents  cost  him, 
but  100  per  cent  additional,  besides  the  interest  On  the  money i 
Ko  does  not  know  what  settlement  Mr,  -Instill  mad?  ttitfc  the  Company 
in  regard  to  the  Jumbo  Dynamos, 

i  ths  ao„Wlrt)r  WOTts,mis4 

letter,  and  which  are  as  follows: 

&  mwi. 

urn  Mt  im. 

w  w  ^  >*  - *■  **  *,  ** 
zm^*-  ***»*»**,  4*2  ,,., 

EC*  IT^  ^  *■.  — , 


483  ^  -«*»  *  mJ2  ^ZTLm‘ mn' 

w*  Aifan  mu#  atoMtto  V*  , .  '  *tUeo«  <<J  *W& 

p*®"»  ***,,.  «*  *.»,’  »,  ^*>°°"  W"dtS4*  4",los*i  ta  ««- 

"^<8  fcn%» 

fcfSvat,?  Sd^^y, 


Marth  It*.,  igto,  ' 

Major  S«  E.  BaftOrt, 

#120  Bpm4»SJ'  , 

ttw  York  City. 

Wear  Sir:- 

***  Mtew  3w  **M  y«w  lett***  instant,  in 

which  you  report  a  Jot®  tg&ic  bsit/ooh  yos^sejf  and  str,  Bush  rsi 
.  E.  P«  Works  Olaim  v-  B#  A*  $•  Oo.,  and  ho  has  jpafta  tha  ibjUofribfir 
note  upon  the  soma: 

“MAJOR:  3  niaply  wrote  -the  siw  td  hrtte  it  reiUld  ' 
strike  Lippincott;  %  Aid  net  Big#  it*  3n?poa«  I,, hitfi 
written  six  different  propoadtipnc?  to  ape  sdtififr  h* 
would  have  accoptott,  acedia®  to  thi£  X  yfM&  be  fcththd 
by  all.  iva  a  nice  state  of  affair#  if  4  ta&n  ta  Bj?«nd 
on  an  unsigned  rosptcrandap),^ 

foors  very  th»ly. 

Private  Sao«»tjjyy. 

MaVoH  10,  3391, 

Sanuel  Inoull,  Bsij, ,  2nd  Vioa-PrOoidant, 
Edison  Oansyrai  Eiefitr.iC  Cmpsty 
H&r  York  City, 

Mr,  Edison  has  received  vat#  Ipti&r  of  ldt)i  instant, 
onclooirjg  copy  of  a  totter  fwfim  the  EH^tep^in-Ohiof  of  tJ» 
Edison  Gan'l.  Electric  (JowpahiS  with  relation  to  Mr.  Phelps, 

The  arrangement  which  Mr,  Henderson  proposes  ia  entirely  eatid^ 
factoiy  to  Mr.  Edition,  and  the  l&ttor  hty?  ho  objection  to  Mr. 
Phelps  devoting  one  day  in  each  woeUt  to  Mr.  Kdidat^cn'^  wohE. 

fours  truly. 

Private  Sooretary 

March  l$9\. 

Minis  tor  of  Finartcp, 

I  bee  to  aotoowleclge  the  receipt  of  yo^ir  letter  wT  SOtfe, 
ultimo,  which  reached  me  in  due  course  -of  mil*  '  in  now rdlarte* 
with  your  netpteot,  I  immediately  commaaicstteil  With  •(&«  BdiioQOfe 
Machine  Oorapany,  of  Salem  Virginia,  aching  ttejn  for  itoir  lotfcflt 
possible  (inotations  on  c igarattcr  machines  for  ftae  in  Itsltf ,  and  | 
am  this  morning  in  receipt  of  a  letter  frtja  the  President  ef  the 
Company,  Mr.  D.  B.  Stroma* ,  rsferittiug  «*»  tp  ltoea!«j.  Sending  itfyi 
Bruning,  of  Bremen,  Gemtany,  who  are  the  ■company’ a  iftsnopspn. 
agents.  These  gentlemen,  the  President  inftrytes  me,  are  mtstiifc 
prices  of  machines  to  Italy  very  ,)»*  eood  are  fwppitt$v&&  tic 
with  purchaser**  an  in  their  3»a^3»eat  Mfty  sream.  heat* 
that  yon  my.  be  able  to  make  sat iei&otory  te?w»  with  thaw 

.  ^^w>,'y^pwm..wrsf''•^W^y« 

m  •w,a  «“»'**»*  4.„, 

'  ^  *■“**  3nl^  VS  «U** 

:  toxte'tim*  aad  ^  .*  MMtliJ,  4to,.  t,  ^  ^  ^ 

'  <‘"W^n  *****  *•  *¥*»  **«*„  *** 
"*■*'"  W  OTt  *”*<“«  ««*  to  »«r  * 

-  fe  md  f  ***.„  ^ 

truly,  / 


JNjysd'iid  t&mbpi 

W  «  W  1*  0  Ji  d  ti  n  >  <5%i. 

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}$?>  Mitiw,  wan  lau^r  i  in  rity  in  mw  at  msi  titles  i# 

9A$»n,  **■#*,  Wi&nte  no*  U  baelc  >iew>  sfei*  t&t  &iyiu  Vim  Mem 
iviih.'?u»  a $j#n  at  ttia  ejeul  of'  tiftt  t.ims»  Hi**  it&et,  te. 
/a%p  J&asm  %m  in  «46t  ec^i.e^tAi  to  ir&*.Vsm  tov  h6m  wcxSfcg 

Wtot  Mtftntar,* 

^mhfvs$w->  iiw  &&  am. 

■m?  .*$r~ 

'3ip«  JMSpon;  i»xfi  ri(Kl  ydu<t  latter  of  17$}}. 

■px  *¥fS!?  3cs5i  -mairm  1$  1#  inform  yrinjt  that  ha  j&isSK 

i%i  h$w£&2,  -kt?  m^.b'be  *o  nt^and  tjie  3,eot)tM  yhioh  yOW  pr^jw 
;&£v?n£  J&fc  ■*&«  Ciafc,  Hgyr  Yorit,  on  t£a  t&£»  mtrt&tt? 

$»  -94^*  3’wfeia#1  $tolfe  ha  w«tld  bg  Very  pleased  to  fcahdiw^ 

'■■***•  poto&fele,  fetrt  ha  ft*  no  chart  tfife 

**&  3»heite!vJ4a£metic  «oior.  '  ifr.'  tto%  / 

3*®  jaajtee  «ot  %  ft PW*.  9$  t  to  .tjtowo  tntsttojaj 

y^  i-ttftr,  ■  ■  ,f  :>  _< 



c/o  0.  V/«  ofcilfl,  tfstj. 

#iia  Sroa^vfty,  >l$v  #ayfc -O&y , 

of  ’SrmUs, 

tfOkOken,  IU  J, 

Its  TiXn  j^twnirjg  to  you  fco-djjy  the  Sail  Sondfc*  witiob 
yon  vary  kxnd3,y  lo«na 4  tp  Mr.  BdiaOn  a  aftort  time  ae°«  WO  wovtlfi 
like  to  ko%>  -the  Sa*  fo*  drawing  opikea  a  few  days  apace*,  and 
•Will  M»*  *»  Cfltt  4x>  eo  mlet?a  tfs  Isaaf  from  yotf  to  thO 

Voum  very  truly 

Mawih  p.0,1931, 

V/oaks : 

Kansas  City,  Mo 

I  hog  to  following  t.lKmn.  onc^ngod 

between  yourself  and  Mr.  Edison  to-day 


next  Monday  or 

Tuesday.  Edwin  r.  Weeks, 

"I  aeave  town  early  Monday  next  and 
absent  about  ten  days.  T.  A.  Edisor 

Yours  truly 


J-retary , 

Maroh  20,  1891, 

Samuel  Instill,  Eaq., 

Edison  Building,  Broad  Street, 
New  York  City, 


I  beG  to  confirm  the  following  telephone  messages 
changed  between  yourself  and  Mr*  Edison  to-day  •  : 

Mr.  Edisoi 
.  call  at  Mr.  Instill 
eleven  o‘ olook. 

J  Mr.  Instill. 

office  to-morrow  (Saturday ) 

. Private  Secretary, 

HaT-oh  PA,  1891, 


fovin  very  truly. 

X' 55*f.,  Asa^tant  Manager, 
23  <1  i  *  o  n  a  e  „  r  2,  K  1  e  o  t  r 
^Ah(5n9o>tfadyf  w.  y. 

'"'’  of  i,«nt0i  Jh-uj 

™Si0»,  in  s-on,.  of  y.s*Ww<n  ;IlatS(  w  ^  ^ 

"m*f  *•'  “**“>  *•  ™»  *  **»  ■*«  to  o«aih.  *.  *.  m 

to  ■»  ■«»««•>  .*»  *>Mm  JaW  too  ton,  or  ,*  *,*.  j. 

<se«  hat  u»  jsutoiaofj,  »n,  M<>m  )S!5- 

March  2fl,  lfldl. 

Samuel  Insnll,  Esq., 

Edison  Building,  Broad  St., 

I  bee  to  confirm  the  fo  11  ov/ing  message  telephoned  to 
you  this  morning  from  the  Laboratory:  i 

"I  have  all  the  correspondence  botvfeen  the 
laboratory  and  the  North  Am.  Phonograph 
Company  since  August  1,  1838  to  the  present 
date,  copied,  and  the  same  will  go  forward 
to  you  this  morning  by  special  messenger. “ 

YOtirs  very  truly , 


March  26,  1891, 


Your  two  la  tt Bra  of  24th  instant  to  Mr.  Edison,  one 
on  the  Subject  of  the  Lippincott §68,000  note,  and  the  other  in 
regard  to  the  transfer  of  Glenmont  to  Mrs.  Edison,'  wars  received 
this  norning.  They  will  be  placed  before  Mr.  Edison  immediately 

■Yours '"very  truly 

March  26,  1397.4 

M»S.  C.  V,  pon'cit 

No.  45  East  54th  Street, 

Your  letter  of  25th  instant  has  rained  unanswered 
oTrins  to  the  absence  of  Mr.  Edison, 

With  reference  to  the  electrical  test  which  y  m  yotov  %&t  for 
Waking  certain  the  fact  of  death,  Mr,  Edison  regrets  very  wheh 
that  he  cannot  give  you  any  inhumation  on  this  subjeotj  ha  dees 
not  know  what  the  teat  is.  Should  you,  howa ver,  entertain  &  £ew 
of. being  buried  alive,  Mr.  Edison  suggests  a  good  way  to 
prevent  such  a  thing  rrould  be  for  you  to  wake  a  will  and  embody  •• 
therein  a  clause  to  the  ef’feetJjfe-^jyovt  should,  not  he  buried- tint il 
deoorcposition  lad  fully  set  i»,Vr  A 

Yours  vary  truly,  H 

Private  Secretary. 

. .  ^4. 

At  Brown, 

c/o  Edison  General  Elect rie  C< 

Your  report  on  the'  working  of  Pump  Room  has  been 
and  perused  by  Mr.  Edison. 

Mr.  Edison  wants  you  to  be  sure  and  inspect  phosphorous  every 
day  in  dryer  and  go  over  the  ground  on  each  item  every  day.  He 

not  enough  in  detail;  also  that  you  are  mil 

says  your  report 

taken  about  marking  volts.  There 

voltage  sheet  taken  even 

day;  Mr.  Upton  showed  a  dozen  of  than  to  Mr.  Edison  last  week, 

Yours  very  truly 


March  27,  1891, 

J«  \V«  Lieb,  Esq . , 

Societa  Gonerale  Italians  di  Elettricitn  Sistema  Edison, 
Milan,  Italy. 

Boar  Sir:- 

Mr.  Edison  has  asked  raa  to  acknowledge  the  receipt  of 
your  letter  to  him  dated  6th  instant,  with  relation' to  an  exhibit 
of  talking  dolls  at  the  Children's  Exposition  which  ia  to  be  held 
at  Milan  in  May  next.  Hr.  Edison  .fears  that  it  will  be  entirely 
impracticable  for  him  to  comply  with  the  request  of  the  tracing 
Committee  in  thia  connection,  much  as  he  would  like  to  do  so,  v/e 
have  not,  however,  at  the  present  time  one  talking  doll,  in  the 
laboratory  which  is  in  working  order,  The  toy  phonograph  bu¬ 
siness  is  at  present  tied  up  in  litigation,  arid  the  manufacture,  of 
speaking  mechanisms  has  been  suspended  for  several  inbnthS .  At 
the  same  time  Mr.  Edison  desires  me  to  say  to  you  that  Jie  will 
endeavor  to  obtain  a  couple  of  speaking  do Ha,  and  if  hd  succeeds 
in  procuring  them, '  he  will  send  the  same  to  you  by  Mr.  Philip  S, 
Dj'er,  who  is  expected  to  visit  America  vary  shortly, 

Youra  very  truly ,  '  . 



v  v — &r- 

Bear  Sir:- 

With  reference  to  yew  latter  bt  21&t  instant  address?^', 
to  Mr.  SdSabft  at  Ogdenaburg*  request  ing  info  rrnat  ion  in  "regard  to 
an  engine  and  crnaftsr  for  use  in  connection  With  the  maoiadatai&ing 
of  the  roads  of  yew  township*  Mr*  Hdisoh  has  instructed  me  to  cay 
to  y  cu  ,£n  repay  that  the  flrcnnan  0 rusher  is  the  ope  need  by  hits* 
and,  in  hie  opinion*  there  is  no  batter  Crusher  clada *  although 
there  way  be  cheaper  ones  which  cost  more  to  'repair  ‘than  ■tH$y  ®jbb 
wtirtin-  Mr*  Edison  regrets  that  he  is  unable  to  offer  any  suggest-  . 
ions'  in  regard,  >o  an  engine.- 

y««e  very  truly* 

3.  W,  Bonnell,  Esq., 

"White  House  Station*  >!».#« 

March  28,  1891, 

1891  < 

Major  S,  3.  Eaton, 

#130  Broadway,,' 

•Haw  York  City. 

D«ir  Sit**-  ■ 

•  .your  letter  of  37th  instant,  enclosing  doe d  from  Mr i 
.  and  j.Sra*  Edison  to  Samuel  Insnll •  for  -  Glenm'ont ,  is  received. 

.  Mr,  Randolph  has  not  yet  received  his  Commission  as  a..  Com¬ 
missioner  of  Deeds,  and  he -cannot  therefore  take  the  acknowledge¬ 
ments'.  Of- Mr..  and.  Mrs.  Edison  in  connect  ion  with  this  document. 

Do  you  wish  ma  to  call  in  another  Commissioner  of  Deeds, 'send  the 
do etna nt  t o  Mrs .  Edison  and  have  her  sign  it?  If  so,  please 
tel^Rhone  -m  to  that  effect  'on. .'Monday .  morning ,  and  I  will  have  the  • 
matter  attended  to  immediately .  Perhaps  -.we  had  better  wait  until 
Mri  Edison  ro turns  home;  as  yo.i  know,  he  Isas'  not  . yet  seen  your 
previous  .letter  on  this  subject.  .  .  >, 

Yoxirs  tasty ,  '■  ■ 

Pr ivate  Secretary . 

March  30,  1891 

John  Krev 

General  Electric*  Co. 

Sc  hone 

Dear  S: 

X  befi  to  confirm  the  following  telegram  cant  to  yon  by 

'Please  ship  drill  to  Laboratory  and.  let  ujb  know 
when  alternator  ready  for  teat.  EDISOH. “ 

yottrs  tnily , 

Pr ivat e  Secretary , 

Lihore,  Esq.,  Assistant  Manager, 

1  beg  to  confirm  the  following  telegram  sent  to  you 
thi3  morning  by  Mr.  Edison,  in  reply  to  your'  latter  of  30th  inst< 
in  regard  to  mica: 

“Please  examine  samples  more  carefully.  You  will 
seo  they  are  split  to  proper  thickness  ready  for 
putting  together  and  there  is  no  waste.  You  le< 
out  entirely  saving  in  waste  and  labor  of  splitt: 
to  size  when  quoting  price.  Please  answer  again, 
have  twenty  thousand  pounds  in  stock,  but  prices 
quoted  would  bs  a  I033 ,  EDISON. " 

Youre  very  truly  . 

Privat e  Secretary. 

Mafrch  31,  1891, 

lands,  m  addition  to  which,  Mr,  Edison  found  that  the  rap  fur- 
maned-  by  the  Ogden  Iron  Company  was  vaiy  touch  astray ,  and  he  ia 
t  tying  to  get  the  thing  right.  As  soon  as  this  work  ia  finished 

idy  to,  complete  the  transaction « 
Yours  very  truly, 

Private  Secretary. 

Your  latter  of  21st  instant  has  remained  twanewered 

otring  to  the  absence  of  Mr.  Edison,  who  only  returned  to  the 

Laboratory  yesterday. 

In  reply  Mr.  Edison  has  instructed  me  to  say -that  if  you  will  , 

P  ra3n  at  °cdeA  ^  that  he  had  been  to  very  great 

expense  in  making  surveys tof  .the  Property.  His  men  are' still  on 

this  work  and  have  it  veiy  nearly  completed.  You  met  be  aware 

that  it  is  not  a  v„ry  easy  matter  to  make  surveys  in  the  High- 

Coo  rge  Richards,  Eatj., 

Dover,  New  Jersey  > 

Private  Seoratary. 

'  March  31,  1891. 

Major  a.  B.  Eaton,  ...  - 

$120  Broadway,  . 

Npw  yoric  .  • 

Boar  Sin* 

Mr.  Edison  lias  read  your  .letter  of  PJth  instant,  ye 
Oo.oni/,1  Patents  and  Proposed  Asa  igra*mt  to  Brftah  Ckwipany,  at 
london.,  In  reply,  he  has  ina true ted  /As  to  say  to  you  that  hs 
*anta  everj'thine'in  the  way  of  expinsSfl. that  Ms  contrast  en* 
titles  him  to.  In  other  words,  he  wants  all  he  can  get.  Mr. 
Edison  Bays  farther  that  he  mat  Obtain  the  Electric  Railway 
lioenoea  before  transferring  anymore  pat  eft  tB.  He  also  desired 
to  be  furnished  with  copies  of  the  patents. 

Yours  very  truly ,  • 

«.  M,  Jiivoi*, 

ft  Parm *  a.  concantrat  1  mg-  Work® , 

Maxell  31,  1891. 

.  H.  j. 

D6«r  S'it *» 

41;  J3r%  J^ie  on‘U  w)<it»at  I  forward  to  you  tha  attfUoasd 
£*&&  hfejor  Satan,  in  r^ajid  to  at^Haih  mining  jpi'llanoea 
ty  th*  mr&nc  XJectpaay,  thick  that  obmj^ny  id  tte- 

>*$#»&  nelll^v;.  >ftr,  &4;uj»a  desiUesyou  to  inject  this 
:ofeehinB?5*  aod  ^api^jTdodta  16  th  hint  in  Heard  to  it. 

Yonra  vary  truly , 

March  31,  1£<J1. 

i3d  Phonograph  Co., 

G.  N.  Morison,  Esq.,  Secretary, 

Mills  Building,  Mew  York  City. 

In- reply  to  your  letter  of  26th  intst ant,  in  which  you 
that  the  Australian  papers  contain  accounts  of  twenty  nickel- 
in-She-elot-  inaohinea  being  exhibited  in  Australia  by  a  Mr.  McMahon 
you  believe,  claims  to  be  Mr.  Edison’s  agent,  Mr.  Edison  has 
iastrac'ted  ras  to  info  an  you  that  the  person  referred  to  ia  not  his 
dfi'ent,  and  that  lie  has  nothing  whatever  to  do  with  him.  Also, 
itJsvt  Col.  Gouraud  sold  a  couple  of  phonographs  to  a  man  named 
\r Ribald,  who,  in  turn,  hired  tliem  out  to  the  McMahon  Brothers, 
%lio- arc  show-men;  these  latter,  Mr.  Edison  understands,  travelled 
with  the  machines  .on  a  lecturing  tour  throutfi  Australia!  they 
*'iii ted  London  and  from  there  came  to  New  York,  a  few  weeks  ago, 
a.  which  time  they  called  on  Mr.  Edison;  the  latter,  however,  had 
no  .ii'anaaotioiis  •  with . them.  Mr.  Edison  understands'  that  they  were 
very  thick  with  the  Nickel -in-the-Slot  people,  and  if  the  state- 

Mr.  Udison  aayi 

ihoulcl  be 

down , 



Major  St  *■'  Eaton, 

New  York  City  , 

Dear  Ssrt-  ■ 

j-  i  «*.«  «.*«««, «-  Mlso„  ^  wsel 

•  “■T*1  **“l  *MS1‘  M»  or  „K1„. 

t1"*  7a'  *“  *  U“  °f  *»  «■*«*  W*.*,  „ 

Wi*“m  »■*•*»  *  ««W  of  the  »M  ,u, 

**fr  w"“— -  -  *-«*  -  »„  *  st 

totltrtsn,,  tumm-in  the  accompanying  ini*,,,',,.  IM.lStt 
will;  then  bp  flOrepJpte. 

)I°r  <h>  «»  to  oa,„!t  ooftcie,  9t#.  _ 

T*  “  C°’””Ctto”  ^  »«*  »«-  «-  W  *»  »  lotto' 

T‘h  "5“W'i  1  b«  *«  *****  *o  **»**.  *. 

T  ”•  .*•*•  “»"*• »«*«* »  «»«<, «..  *».*,* . 

to  »«»*  to  tree,  of  3iMl  ^  lMat,t 

%„«  Hidee,  this  is  where  njr  Greenhouse  ip  sifted,  W  & 

t0  60  t0 .  •>““»'  *>  .«teM  be  dnei^d  in  the aa 

w  , part  of  Glonmont,  .  •  ' 

Yflure  truly-,  - 

The  H.  B*  Claflin  Company, 

Church  St.,  Worth  St.  &  W.  Broadway 

Now  York  City 

Your  let  tor  of  33rd  xxltimo  has  remained  unanswered. 

owing  to  the  absence  of  Mr.  Edison,  «hP  only  returned  to  the 

laboratory  yesterday' 

In  regard' tp  sending  Mr.  Anderson's  picture  to ‘ the  Berlin 

Exposition,  Mr.  Edison  has  instructed*  mato  say  to  you  that, he 

sorry  he  cannot  consent  to  this.  The  picture  is  already  hung  in 

Mr.  Edison '•£ 

.deuce,  and  he  would  not  like  to  have  it  taken 


very  truly 

jrtiiy  that  the  bearer,  G.  SACCO  ALBAWESE,  lias 

’  Laboratory  for  the  past  eight  months ,  eta  ring 
•formed  al.T)  tha  work  assigned  to  ham  in  a  satis- 

He  is  very  anxious  to  acquire  a  knowledge  of 

search  of  a  position  y/heite  lie 

opportunity  of  devoting  hi  mat?  If  to  that  \?o  ro¬ 

lling  and  reliable  young 

and  I  cheerfully 

icamrmnd  him  to  any  one  in  need  of  such  ceryicoo  ns  he  ia  dapablo 

of  rendering. 

» omo4 

April  2,  1391 

Mr,  James  J,  I-’ronheiser, 

Sup't.  Metallurgical  Dep’t., 

Cambria  Iron. Co.,  Johnstown,  Pa. 

Your  letter  of  23rd  ultimo  has  remained  unanswered 
owing  to  the  absence  of  Mr.  Edison,  who  Only  returned  to  .the 
Laboratory  yesterday. 

In'  reply  l  beg  fro  infom  y  ou  that  Mr.  Edison  has  not  -yet  ' 
placed  any  of  his  Ore  Milling  machines  on  the  market?  those  that 
have  been  made  thus  far  he  is  using  himself.  Mr'.  Edison  has  just 
completed  the  erection  of  a  plant  at  the  Ogden  Mine  in  New  Jersey; 
it  is  now  in  operation  and  has  a  capacity  of  two  thousand  tons  of 
crude  ore  per  day.  If  you  desire  it,  Mr. ‘Edison  will  see  if  he  . 
can  arranger  to  have  a  car  load  of  your  slag  run  through  the  ma¬ 
chine.  They  are  turning. out  at  Ogdon  at  the1  present  time  about 
175  tons  of  6#  metallic  iron,  .050  phosphorous,  fron  a  23 \f,  ore. 

.  Yours  very  truly, 

Private  Secretary. 

April  2,  1891. 

Michigamme,  Michigan , 

Mr.  Edison  has  read  your  latter  of '"25th  ultimo, 

Jlosing  letter  of  introduction  from  Mr.  John  Birkinbine  of  Phila¬ 

delphia.  In  reply  Mr.  Edison  has  instruct 6d  use  to  inform  you 

that  he  regrets  there  is  no  opening  in  his  mining 'bti3iness  at  the 

lould  place  you.  It  is  possible,  ho  we1 

present  time  whe: 

tlat  there  may  be  an  opening  some  time  in  the  future,  and  if 

mind.  Mr.  Edison  has  just  completed 

Edison  will  tear  yi 

tiling  plant  at  Ogden,  N.  J.;  it 

the  erection  of  his 

operation  and  has  a  capacity  of  two  thousand  tons  of  crude 

every  twenty  hours. 

Yours  very  truly 

Private  Secretary 


have  your  letter  of  82«d  ultimo,  that  you  »m 

visit  ua  this  month  and  square  up  amount. 

M-  o„inB  »**.  W  .  .  ,tatin<mt  „f  ^  ‘ 

”ten  rw  ■alarr  00”en“d  -  *1  **»* 


i  desire  to  obtain  a  '’life  of  fir.  Edison. "  There 

little  l}°ok  pnbl ished  by  Cassall  A  Co,,  in  the  World  Workers 

Sorias,  entitled  “Edison  and  Morse; "  also  another  one  published 

in  Chicago,  of  which  Col.  MpClurd  is  tpe  author.  If  you  have 

got  the  book»  1  refer  to  in  stock,  ploasp  give  a  <?opy  of  each  of 

them  to  hearer,  alid  if  ynU  hr>e  riht  got  thesi  in  stock,  please 

try  and  obtain  them  in  Hew  York  and  send  them  out  .to  me  by  th< 

You  can  also  send  ary  other  hife  of  Mis  Edison  flat 



^rivat  e'  > 

C.  E.  Spicra,  Esq., 

The  Van  Mo  strand  Company, 

#23  Murray  St.,  New  York. 

April  a,  mi.  ' 

Mr.  ,T .  H.  Shun, 

She  Buckeye  Pipe  Mne  Go.1, 

Lima,  Ohio. 

Dear  Sir:- 

Your  letter  of  2?th  ult  imo  to  Hr.  Edison,  say  iris  .that  yctt 
d®3  ire  to  .use-  one  of  oar  40  light  incandescent  mohinaa  on  yqtjr. 
telegraph  line- and  about  15  c.  p.  lamps,  and  asking  if  th*  machine 
can  be  uaod  auceeaafully  for  the  purpose,  has  be  oh  received.  In 

reply  I  bog  to  inform  yon  that  there  ffin  he  no  change  necessary 
in  your  dynamo,  provided  that  50  volts  wil,i  be  &U  that  yew,  win. 
need  for  tel  agraphia  purpose*:,  fhis  you  can  arrange  na  aheftn  in 
the  annexed  diagram,  and  it  will  give  you  both  polariiie*  jn  ad¬ 
dition  to  your  incandescent  lamps.  If,  Wove i*,  you  require  a  ' 
hundred.  volts  of  both  polarities,  the  amat-dra  and  field  magnet 
windings  would  have  to  be  altered,  for  which  purpose  w«:  ahoujd 
advise  yon  to  ns  rid  it-  to  the  3ohenectedy  Ttarka  of  the  33dieo» 

Gen’l.  Kleotri-o  Co. 

Yours  very  truly, 

Yours  tntJy 

Private  Secretary, 

Dear-  Sirs?- 

Tjfith  reference  to  your  lettei*  of* 21st  ultimo  to  Mr« 
Edison,  advising  him  that  the  6th  years  tax  on  liis  two  British 
Phonopls*  patents,  Moa.  7584  and  7582,  pf  18B5,  mat  he  paid  baforo 
■Jvtna  2Snd,  and  t)u  fourth  years  tax  on  his  two  Br.  patents  oh 
Pyro-iftagrt&tio  Motors  and  Pyi*o -Mag  antic-  Generators,  imlSt  be  paid 
before  Juno  13th,  Mr.  Edison  says  to  1st  these  by  default  * 

Messrs,  Dyei*  &  SOely, 

#26  V?  a  1  I  S  t  r  o  e  t  , 
'Hav/York  Qity. 

April  3,  1891 1 

sending  to  you  by  to-night  8  n 
iy  each  of  the  following  books: 

under  separate  cover,  one  co] 

B.  Morse 

Mjhomas  A.  Udison  and  Samue 
’’‘Edison  and  his  Ih  vent  ion  a. 

fcondeft  publication; 

Trusting  that  the 

Also  a  copy,  of  ‘Celebrities  of  tlis 
eontaininfe  h  ShBtoli  of  Hr.  Edition1 
will  meet  with  your  approval 

1  ara,  yoaite  respectfully 

3M  4Pril,  1851. 

a.  ft.  Childs, 

#S$  fteado  sii*aet, 

New  Yottc  City. 

Dear  Si*:- 

Your  letter  of  2Srd  ultiiao  tea  wtoinea  unanswered 
Wife  td  the  absence  Of  Mr,  Edison,  who  only  Miirnsd  $0  tha 
baboratory  a  day  oV  do  ago. 

•  in  regard  to  the  plan  which  ym  suggest1  for  peteordinp  tele¬ 
phony  jT^easajT'^a,  Mr.  jUlisen  Jaad  instructed  p»  to  say  toy  on  that , 
iS  l&n  siQti  were  'to  ftyeak  any  parJ;io'xlar  ta>pd  into  the  phonogndph. 
•,  "hallo11  for  0xamJ)W»  thOro  wodid  bp  no  rasemblanoe  vrhatatur  in 
their  notords ,  Thid  is  accounted  f6i«  by  the-  .different  shapd  of 
each  rasp's  mdttfch,  teeth,  etc.  etc.  2! ha  s$une  word  uttered  by 

different  peys&nb  does  not  4d\we  the  bap©  vibrations,  it  would 
aom,  therefore  ?  that  your  plan  would  not  work. 

Yours  truly. 

Private  Seore tary . 

'  i  /’  - 

■  KsU> 

April  4,  1S91. 

A.  J.  Knisaly,  Baq.,  Secretary, 

Barrian  County  Horticultural  Society, 
Benton  Harbor,  Michigan. 

Dear  Sir:- 

Hr.  Edison  has  rsooivod  your  lottan  of  28th  uMino, 
'rttl:f1°h  •“*—*  “r  •  Pass.d  St  .  rso.n,  . 

““T  °f  ""  Mi0hic“  *•“  Sooioty,  prot.,,^ 

"  ?— •  “  **  on  ths 


In  Moard  to  w  stntmsnt  to  «,  .HW,  that  th„  oh,ima|i 

,,P  ””  af””“i4  *—  *»  that  tho  snori.ah 

Inventor  ntntionsd  tMrsin  a8  odossd  Ms  EaWstony  * 

Uto.faM.  Litton  „„  dnna^.  u  *.  WiB0„,  4„  ^  „ 
your  qnsstioiy  „  *,  „h,ti»n  t„  ^  ^  ^ 

stmctM  «  tf  aar  to  yon  that  ha  dot,  not  hno,  shothsn  th.  stats- 
«.nn.a  to  is  tans  on  not;  if  ,*  Edison  Psni.  „.«hlt  ,as 
not  open  on  Snip.,,  Hn.  Edison  doss  not  «*..*»  his  nspnss.nt-' 
atitvodosoa  ^  „„  rtl.eimg  ^ 

on  •»  ondon  fnos.  Hr.  Edison,  ,„s  laM„ 

Expositions  on  Sun**.,  ^  ^  ^  ^ 

A.  Jo  Khieoly,  Rsq.,  Secretary; 

to  visit  theni,  attd  in.  his  opinion  thi  Managers  of  tlief  World,' 
Pair  would  sate  &  great  mistake  should  th ey  decide  to  close 

■tba  Exposition  .on. SitndaySk 

YOiirs  very  truly 

April  4,  1891. 

Oscar  VT.  Maddaus,  Esq, 

#197  Pearl  Street, 

Hew  York* 

Your  letter  of-  28th  ultimo,  enclosing  a  sample  Of  fibre. 

has  been  duly  received  by  Mr.  Edison,  who  has  flaked  to  thank 

Mr.  Edison  ia  thoroughly  familiar  with  this  Class  of  fibre, 
which'  In  referred  to  as  the  “Monkey -bast*  from  Para.  Ke  lias 
used  large  quantities  Of  it  and  employed  it  in  connection  with 
many  hundreds  of  lamps.  It  is  not  a3  good,  however, . ds  bamboo. 

yours  veiy  truly. 

P»Jva %tt  sepreta 


April  .4,  im. 

&•  ‘'SEatfcina,  3?b<j.,  Secretary* 

’Executive  Committee  for  latent  Calibration, 
Ko*  $11  G  Street,  Washington,  3).  c. 

3»**.JJ4rfc>  ' 

X  beg  to  Acknowledge  the  receipt  of  your  letter  of  31et 
ultitoo  nddrossed  to  Mr.  Edison,  notifying  him  of  hja  §ppgintv*ent 
at*  an  Honorary  l£ce~Prasideni  of-  the  Oongyooa  of  Invent#*?  ityid 
Manni’acttirora  of  Patented  InVcntiona,to  be  h<si4  in  Washington 
on  April  8th,  9th  apd  10th,  fo)j*  the  Celebration  of  the  beginning 
of  t  l*e  -ihxsond  Oentwy  of  the  American  Patent  System. . 

1  Peg  ne  t  to  say  that  Mr.  Edison  is  at  present  absent  from 
home  and  is  not  estpeotad  to  return  for  several  weeks.  It  will 
therefore  be  imprectidable  for  him  to  attend  the  Patent  Celebration 
fours  very  truly,  • 

Mac ter  G.  Herbert  Simpson, 

East  Berkeley,  California. 

Dear  Maate) 

Your  very  interesting;  let¬ 
ted  in  the  absence  of  Mr.  Edison 

of  27th  ultimo 

With  reference 

thereof,  I  would 


who  has  longed  t< 

is  it  other  globes  than  our 

that  journeys  to 

planets  would  be  made  possible.  At  present 

the  difficulty  is  to  obtain  sufficient  f< 

to  throi 

the  limits  of  the  earth’s  attraction;  for  although  Mr.  Jules  Vei 

.d  this  in  his  novel  "Prom  the  Earth 

ild  produce,  to 




i on Id  be  landed.on  a  planet 

by  caret 

of  the  mocenl 

,fraid  the.  dangei 

volved  in  such,  an  attempt  is  likely  to  prevent  its  boing  tried 

Just  yet,  because  if  the  car 

luld  wheel  around  the  planet  aimed  at  in  al: 

indless  oirclesj 

not  to  speak  of  the  difficulty  of  maintaining  life  on  arrival 

Yours  very  trul; 

Privat  ■ 

itter  of  -4th  instant  addressed  t. 

inform. yon  'that  ym  will  find,  a  detailed 
linetBiy^y-th*  voltjne  •embodying  the  propead- 
»«£!  .of  the  Amolri Can  Association  for  the.  Ad- 

ii»  held  at  St.  Lohis,  Mo.,  August  1978. 
esiatanefl  tja^VAnometei’  will  won!  well  if  the 
irith  VIheat3totte  Bridge. 

Yonre  very  ^ruly 


Altfil  8,  1891* 

Dear  Sir: 

Mr,  Edison  has-  read  your  letter  of  3rd  instant,  in 
regard  to  the  insertion  of  the  forfeiture  clause  in  the  N,  J, 

Iron  Mining  Co.  Mt.  Olive  lease,  and  he  woiild  like you  to  explain 

to  him  what  this  clausa  .is  and  wherein  the  danger  lies., 

Youro  very  truly 

Private  Secretary, 

0 harass  ifetthej  bp,  Bsq .  , 
#33  Yfest,  ,25  th  Street, 
New  York  City.' 

■Replying  to  your  I^ter  of  7th  instant,  received  this 
MliVHihB,  in  regard  to  the  lease  of  the  Putnam  County  Ope  phoptePty, 
1  **  *»fom  y*ni  that  Major  Ba$»n  -obtained  this  docnrieift  from 

mo  On  the  aist  of  January  last,  before  J  had  an  opportunity  of 
making  copies  of  it.  i  telephoned  Baton  g,  hevrta  #tis  morning 
&ld  leamod  that  Major  Baton. was  .absen®,  Mr.  MeadotftSMffc, however, 
promised  to  have  tha  lease  looked  up.  and  a  copy  of  it  made  and 

sent  to  your  house  to-day  if  possible.  I  explained  to  Mr.  Meadow- 
oroft  that  you  ware  urgently  in  need  of  it,  and  ha  promised  to  do 
the  best  ho  Could. 

YOura  truly, 

'  J  •  Fronhe 

Ma  ta3.  lure  ical  Dap '  t . 
Co.,  Johnatovm,  Pa. 

letter  of  7th  instant  is  at  hand. 

,  Edison  las  just  .returned  from  Staelton,  Pa.,  where  they 
sd  to  him  the /matter  of  getting  the  iron  out  of  the  Bessemer 

to  try  and  accomplish  this  by  his  process  and 

up  with  a  plant.  If  the  experiment 

furnish  your  Company  with  a  plant 


Privat  esioFeti 

Prancis  R.  Upton,  Esq.,  Sen1 1.  Manager, 

Lamp  Mfg.  Dep’t. ,  Edison  Gen' 

Mr.  Edison  has  read  your  letter  of  8th  instant  in 

regard  to  the  arcing  of  lamps.  He  notes  that  in  your  opinion 

riot  in  the  carbons,  but  that 

rurmihg  the  lamps  too  low  on  the  pumps.  In  reply  Mr.  Edison 

says  tint  perhaps  you  are  right,  but  you  have  better  oarbons 

Yours  very  truly. 

April  11,  1891. 

R.  R.  Bow2:er,  Bsq . ,  1st  Vic a -Pros i dent. 

The  Edison  Electric  Jliximinatinc  Go.  of  Hew  York, 
#16  &  18  Broad  Street,  New  York  City ... 

Your  letter  of  7th  instant,  enclosing  copy,  of  a  com¬ 
munication  addressed  by  you  to  Mr.  John  Kraus  i ,  is  before  no. 

I  havo  from  the  very  beginning- down  to  the  present  time 
always  been  in  favor  of  assuming  that  the  electric  light  has 
come  to  Btay,  that  the  people  will  have  it,  and  that  a  stub- 
service  should  be  laid  at  every  junction  box.  Great  care,  mat 
be  used,  however,  in  capping  the  end  of  the  stub  service*  There 
is  no  question  whatever  about  thfc  great  saving  it  would  effect 
in  the  course  of  five  or  six  years. 

Yoltrs  ven'  truly,  , 




April  13,  *891, 

E.  0.  Felteih.  Esq. ,  pupH, 

Pennsylvania  Steel  Company . 
Steelt on,  Vpt 

Replying  to  yot m  letter  of  11th  install*  to  Mr.  r.dlaon, 

please  send  the  .sample  of  Bessemer  Converter  slag  to  the  laboj 

tory*.  Orange,  H, 

and  very  much  oblige 

yonr3  truly. 

private  geoyotary, 

April  13,  1691 

H.  lit  lAvor,  33s<j. 

M,  «T.  &  Pem’jt.  Concentrating  Works, 

Op-a&nabxvrs,  M.  J< 

Dear  Sir! 

than  by  loiter* 

Youra  very  truly 

Private  Sooreta ry • 


Mr.  Edison  lias  received  your  letter  of  9  th  iristant, 

in  regard  to  an  instrument  for  locating  mgnotio  iron  ore, 

Sloe  instrument  referred  to  fn  Mr.  Edison’s  letter  to  you  of 

Nov*  7th,  1889,  is  not  portable  enough  for  ordinary 

accurately  the  exaot 

designed  for  the  purpose  of  locating 

for  sinking,  and  it  wpuld  not  be  valuable  for , rough 

l“or  simply  locating  t1*3 

ordinary  dipping 

needle,  to  be  obtained  of  any  dealer- in  Surveying  Instruments, 

quite  traffic  lent* 

Yours  vary,  truly. 

Private  Secretary, 

Private  So creth 

Dear  Sir:-  ,  ' 

Your  letter  of  10th  instant  is  at  band. 

Mr*  Eflison  has  tw  processes  for  duplicating  phonographic 
reoords.  With  one  it  is  necessary  that  t te  original?  should  bo 
taten  on  a  special  Kuchina.  With  the  other  vb  can  Obtain  fvoca 
thirty  to  fifty  duplicates,  providing  tha  original  is  good,  fhe 
cost  for  duplicating  cylinders  is, 65  cents  each.  The  pro  case  ia' 
complicated,  end  to  only  duplicate  at  ths -Laboratory, 

Yours  verj'  trnly, 

Mr.  H,  K.  fliranaa, 

MO.  54  Chester  Park, 

Boston,  Mass. 

taltfnel  Mciuitfc- 




iantusj  ihWai, 

*  Herewith  Certificates  Nos,  75  and  n  of 

Electric  lerpcdo  Compaq,'  for  20  share  a  and  i0 
.fcarac,  respectively,  fhcae  oertificaeds  ttd*o  brought  to  Hr. 
•pdicon  by  Ur*  *.  Scott  Sims.  -ho  desired  the  former  to  enl-ortbe 
at  $5ti  fetch  i\>r  the  shares  named  in  Co rt^oatg  Ho.  75  *■-  ?,q  ^ 
>Jtober,  the  proOfeHla  of  Vhiel,  ware  to  be  paid  into  the  tlwaaiii* 

**  *“  Sira8"^^9»  forredo  Oh.  As  nll  inducement  ft>r  % 

to  tm  thaw  shares  Hr.  Sinjs  offered  him  gntfis  the  atee* 
certificate  #9£  —  10  shares  in  number'.  Mr.  Jidiabn 
gained  tP  4b to  the  at.oc*,  offering  you  his  ri6ht  of'  subscript i or 
hi*  ^hioh  .yon  availed  yebrwjf.  ®hes*  eertificatas  afe  therefore 
yhwi*  properly.  .Kindlf  ^knowledge  fertaipt.- 

3W>ttra  very  truly 

$>vi,'y.A t«f  fjaero 'ia.ry 

April  14,  1391, 

Now  York  City 

Respecting  the  copy  sent  y  ou  on  14th  nit  too  of  letti 
from  the  American  Graphophone  Company,,  dated  Maroh  12th,  1891, 

regarding  the' right  of  the  said  Company  to  purchase  certain 


Mr.  Lippineott  -  that  is  to  say,  the  Edison  Phoi 

Speaking  Phonograph  Co.,  I  beg  to  adv: 

you  that  I  find  no  acknowledgement’  has  been  made  of  the  rece'i 

;his  inl’ornat: 

miliar  with  the  facts.  No  action  will  be  taken  except  on  youi’ 

Yours  very  truly 

Private  Secretary, 

16 1  -rii3UU,  J3a,j ,  , 

0.  Box  3,067, 

I  enclose  herewith  £ 

” .  “  ‘hit  ad  lOt.h  instant 

received  by  Mr,  Edison  from  Mias  v  u 

Mias  V.  H.  McRae,  the  Manager  o-r 
"SM?  PHONOGRAM.  u  Miss  McRae  ^  , 

-3  seoUng  advertisements  for  hot 

"~i“  “  tes  -  «w.  ««.tw  ta,„01rtw 

for  "The  Phonogram 11  the 
Co.  The  publication  i 

■ '  “onsider  worthy  of 
support,  o„a  »  *»  Sivo»  it  t.,o  temaot„rt,K  0MW,s  ni_ 

thV"ly  -“•»  -  th.  totter  rf  iMmJc 

to  UM  for  by  irae  b„„  „  „  ^ 

h°?e  tlV-t  y™  wiU  find  dt  'your  power  to  throw  some  of  the 
aClriai"  °f  thS  **«*™*-  C°*  the  pages  Of  „**  ?H0 

fours  very  truly, 

April  14,  1891, 

pv  S.  C.  Felton,  Sup**.,  . 

I  PemW/rlymia  $isal  pompgtuy, 

!  elton,,  Pa. 

Doan  Sir.'- 

la  reply  to  your  latter  of  13th  instant,  1  bag  to  Bay 
that  the  100  tons  of  ora  will  be  shipped  from  the  mill  to-day. 

I  do  not  understand  y<Avr  ana jy a  is.  I'lttj  iron  seems  to  tes  too 
low  by  one  unit,  and  th?  -phosphorous?  is  far  too  low  accordMie  to 
•Uie  analysis  of  £f  if  ford  in  Itev  Y  ork.  Howovav,  when  yoit  rooeiya 
the  100  tons  you  etui  take  a  general  sample!  In  samplihc  rannsmber 
that  the  larger  particles  by  the  jolting  of  the  Cars  will  come  to 
the  top,  and  as  tJssa  ?.ra  the  ones  that  contain  the  silica  it,  will 
be  batter  to  sample  the  material  after  it  has  been  cMmp  ad  from 
the  cars. 

Yo^re  very  truly , 

April  14,,  1891. 

Miss  V,  He  McRae,  }J anager, 

'*  I  "r.  «  ?  h  o  n  o  g  i'  a  !iia  u 
New  York  City . 

Deal*  Miss  Malice, - 

Mr-*  Edison  haw  road  your  latter  of  10th  instant 
and  ho  regrets  very  mach  t)at  hie  engage manta  arc  aaoh  lie  cannot 
arrange  at  the  present  tifffi  for  a  .personal '  interview*  He  take  a 
imaoh  pleasure,  however,  in  forwarding’ t.o  you  the  enclosed  letter 
of  introduction  to  Mr.  Samuel  Instill,  in  compliance  with  your  re¬ 
quest,  and  I  have  to-day  Witten  to  Mr.  Jnsull,  preparing  him  for 
an  iirterviov/  with  you  and  saying  a  good  word  in  favor  of  “She 
Phonogram “  as  an  advertising  medium. 

Hr.  Raison  will  bo  very  pleased  to  do  whatever  lies  in  his 
power  to  assist  your  enterprise,  which  has  his  best  wisher,  for 
slice  oss. 

Yours  very  truly , 

Private  Secretary. 

April  14, '1891 

-f*  Parrott,  13a<i.,  chief  Electrician, 

Haml  Qmrtoi'3,  Mr*  Dejartmajit , 

Chicago,  113.3, 

Hoar  Sir;- 

Mr.  HcUsoh  doaivffs  u»  $o  s«jr  in  reply  to  yonr  latter  of 
10th  inatant  tliat  as  ho  has  never  personally  iqpkoa  After  the  de¬ 
tails  of  exhibits  in  previous  Expositions,  ]*  has  no  data  to  cuids 
him  in  mamxtfiB  yonr  question  ra^rdang  floor  space ,  Ho  cays 
that  the- best  posted  man  cm  aleotHbal  exhibits  ig  Mr.  Y7,  J.  Hcmi- 
mer»  Tawil*  Cowt»  Beckman  St.,  Mew  York  City,  who  had  charge  of 
Mr.  Bdigon^  display  at  the  .last’ French  position.  f.Ir.  Harbor 
has  boon  at  the.  head  of  nearly  every  electrical  exhibit  dhpi**j 
the  lust  ten  yoari  and  would  be  w  exceedingly  valuable  msm  to  yqn.> 
Ho  is  d/ring  penarRl  electrical  enejinaefing  work  «n  York  and  is 
not  identified  with  oiiy  particular  intarcat. 

YC(u*3  very  truly, 

Private  Swvpt&vy-* 

Letterbook,  LB-049 

u™fcle“e:b0°k  C0vers  the  Period  APril-June  1891.  Most  of  the  letters 
are  by  Alfred  O.  Tate.  There  is  also  correspondence  by  Edison,  Thomas 
Maguire,  John  F.  Randolph,  and  E.  W.  Thomas.  Many  of  the  letters  relate  to 
Edison  s  work  on  an  improved  phonograph  and  to  legal  and  financial  dealings 
among  the  various  phonograph  companies.  Some  of  the  legal  correspondence 
^°nc®r.n.s  the  legation  involving  Edison,  the  Edison  Phonograph  Works,  and 
the  Edison  Phonograph  Toy  Manufacturing  Co.  In  addition,  there  are 
numerous  etters  pertaining  to  the  business  of  the  New  Jersey  &  Pennsylvania 
oncentratmg  Works,  including  the  leasing  of  mining  properties  and  Edison’s 
vestments  in  that  company.  Included  also  are  documents  concerning  the 
company  s  relations  with  the  Edison  Phonograph  Works,  which  supplied  it  with 
ore-mining  machinery  and  equipment.  There  is  also  correspondence  relating 
to  the  Edison  Manufacturing  Co.  at  Silver  Lake,  N.J.  and  to  the  manufacture 
and  marketing  of  the  improved  Edison-Lalande  primary  battery.  Other  letters 
deal  with  electric  lighting  and  with  the  establishment  of  billing  procedures  for 
experimental  work  done  at  the  West  Orange  laboratory  for  the  Edison  General 
Electric  Co.  The  front  cover  is  marked  "1891."  The  book  contains  700 
filmed^  ^  30  mdex'  APProximately  25  percent  of  the  book  has  been 

April  3.5,  1991, 

Charles  Batohelor,  Esq. 

-33  West  25th  Street 

New  York  City, 

I  bee  to  hand  you,  i,arewith  p  special  messertc<sr  the 
copy  of  Profile  of  proposed  tirb  3?e$tN  Railroad  from  P.  *  ft.  C,'  b  1, 
Co’s  Ore  Mines  to  the  end  of  the  ftailr'dad  at  -Oroft  kino,  nhich 
you  asked  ibr  yesterday  when  at  the  Lafidratgiry  and  Which  was 
received  this  morning  from  Mr.  Birkinbine. 

priyatb  JSOcrol 

April  is,  1891. . 

R*  0.  Kinkoad,  Esq.,  President, 

The  Kentucky  Phonograph  Company, 

No.  246  Fifth  3t.,  Louisville,  Ky , 

he,ar  Sir:- 

I  have  your  letter  of  9th  instant,  in  which  you  ask 
for  information  concerning  the  improved  phonograph.  In  reply  I 
take  pleasure  in  informing  you  that  a  model  of  the  mi  phonograph 
has  been  made  and  tested,  with  vary  satisfactory  result®.  This 
latest  machine  ia  the  result  of  all  the  40  axmuiaW  experience 
gained  in  connection  with  the  regular  instrument  during  tte  last 
few  years.  In  addition  to  the  present  size  of  cylinder  a  mailing 
Phonogram  can  also  be  used  on  the  improved  machine,  the  ctonge 
from  one  to  the  other  being  effected  %  a  single  movement.  The 
large  size  cylinder  will  hold  abou*  1500  woyds  and  the  mailing 
cylinder  about  400.  The  instrument  is  a  very  handsome  one  -  much 
finer  looking  than  its  predecessor;  it  is  very  easily  operated 
and  has  been  pronounced  fey  experts  4n  the  as  perfectly 

satisfactory  in  every  particular,  in  ^e  mdohine  are  embodied  41 
the  improvements  and  mm9VB  that  to  desired,  euqh  ^  a 

good  stop  and  start  fd  *  to*!  £er  indi^ti^  phe» 

ti$  end  of  the  cylinder  ie  rOftohed. 

,n  the  Wwxtartlon  .X  th.  »„  M,Mm  M  the 

public,  J  »  sorw  x  ..nnot  ym  w  m  tMs 

pci*.  a.  I  have  nothin  .ha,.,,,  *  *,h  ^ 

»f  ti.  Phcno^aph.  m,  prcin..  bains  t0  ^ 

**■ ,0”  "■>"  «»  tocwcau  Phcnc^h  0.. 

ata.*.  ox  th,  aro-bcti,,  .r  phchC^a,.  **  8ltM  it  „ 

tahiho  X.,  ,h.  introduction  of  th,  l^ovna  WMh.,  j  to  „* 

W.  I  Astana  that  i.  ,oas  „„cmitatio„  ^  on 

thS  °0W’  1  “  *•»*»«■  i»  rocpTO  tc  it.  ox  euro, 

I  -  very  mch tad  in  navi*  th.  „.«  lmvm)nt  M..M  ta 

th.  haul,  ox  th,  public,  but  a.  in, trot.*  in  ,M  a„^  ,  ^ 

40  MU*  “  ttet  “"•*»«■  *»«*  no  «.th«i B„ 

York  Corajiany.  VI 

yours  vary  f.ycnly  t 

April  16,  1891, 

Mr.  B.  s.  MofYat, 

Lackawanna  Iron  &  stool  Oo., 

Scranton,  pa. 

Dear  Sir:- 

Renri^  to  your  letter  of  13,h  imtmt  ,  ^  ^ 

H  “  "*  “**  »  —  ««1*  your  „ew 

!00,  ».  have  hod  an  interview  wit),  Mr.  Clarke  artf  hove 

“•  arr“0'”“'  t0  100  —  «  -  oonoentrates  for  trie! 
it  win  to  fo rwarded  to-norrov  or  next  Dia  y0„  „ 

analysis  of  the  want,!,  I  „,nt  to  you.  Ih8  .h,lsist  to  ^ 

“  amly‘i'  8h0’,“a  ■0S0  P”°=P»oroue,  but  the  Pennsyl- 

“  ^  **“  -005'  ”™  —  *■  •  — -  aomwhore  of  „• 

"1*“  1  *“*  “»  — P^tes  carry  .060  instead  of 

.005.  •  , 

Yours  truly. 


April  16,  1391. 

H*  M.  Livor,  33a q., 

N.  J.  &  pa.  Concentrating  V/ork3, 

Ogdensbtirg,  N.  J. 

Dear  Sir:-' 

Replying  to  your  letter  of  14th  instant,  you  need  not 
feel  any  anxiety  whatever  about  the  sale  of  our  product.  I  saw 
Mr.  Clarke,  of  the  Lackawana,  and  he  astonished  me  by  saying  that 
he  could  use  the  material  in  his  furnaces,  ani  that  it  would  not 
blow  out;  tint  -the  price  of  7  cents  was  perfectly  satisfactory;  * 
wanted  me  to  send  100  tons  right  on.  I  declined  payment  for  the 
first  100  tons.  He  says  that  we  will  get  a  fair  show  and  that 
they  are  prepared  to  use  the  material.  I  am  doing  some  work  for 
tto  parties  to  whom  we  have  shipped  these  samples;  it  will  take 
me  there  quite  often. 

Yours  very  thuly, 

April  16,  1891, 

Mr,  Jas.  J,  Fronheiaer, 

*  '  Sup't.  Metallurgical  Dap' t., 

Cambria  Iron  Co.,  Johnstown,  Pa, 

Replying  to  your  letter  of  14th  instant  to  uv  Secret cry, 
I  bog  to  say  that  I  an  following  this  matter  right  up.  There  is 
no  use  making  two  experiments.  I  am  going  to  ship  a  machine  to 
Steelton  for  the  purpose  of  making  preliminary  experiments.  They 
have  forwarded  me  a  sample  of  slag,  which  they  say  is  the  run  of 
the  dump.  Prom,  the  experiments  which  I  will  make  at  Steoltoh  I 
shall  be  able  to  construct  a  plant  that  can  be  used  for  working 
these  waste  dumps,  and  it  can  be  duplicated  for  you. 

I  send  you  by  express  a  sample  of  concentrates  which  are  being 
made  at  our  mill  at  Ogden,  N.  J.,  which  has  a  .daily  capacity  of 
2,000  tons  of  crude  ore  and  an  output  of  500  tons  of  concentrates 
per  day  of  20  hours.  Please  analyse  the  sample  and  see  if  it  is 
valuable  for  your  rise.  We  are  charging  seven  cents  per  unit  for 

the  iron,  delivered  on  cars  at  Ogden,  N.  J.  My  impression  has 

been  that  the  freight  would  not  permit  you  to  use  thrse  concen¬ 
trates,  but  some  one  was  telling  me  yesterday  that  your  Company 
was  putting  in  pn  trial  a  plant  of  the  .Ac|am?  j^ess,  and  that  t] 
AOflW  fine  oWl  I  have  ’  Elyses  ^  of 

these  concentrates.  One  chemist  cave  66  metallic  iron  and  .050 
P*o.ptoTOS.  a.  ps,™yivanla  stS8l  rwrta  68>S4  n9t4ijio 

»~n,  «.  oMr  .005  ph„phoraue.  Jhepa  la  #<u-]r  a  ^ 

I  think  the  material  will  carry  .050  phosphorous. 

Yours  very  truly.., 


April  16,  1891. 

Sawuel  Insull,  .Esq,, 

P.  0,  Box  3067, 

Nevr  York  City. 

•  Dear  SirJ- 

Our  experimental  bills  for  this  year  are  all  held  lack 
pending  n  settlement  respecting  the  basis  /upon  whioh  wa  should 
bill  experiments  for  the  Edison  General  Electric  Company.  As 
I  understand  it  you  have  already  agreed  with  Mr.  Edison  that  these 
costs*  shall  be  made  up  as  follows:  Labor,  Material,  General  Ex¬ 
pense,  the  last  inoluding  ordinary  general  expense,  appliances  in 
use,  taxes,  insuranoe  and  small  tools.  Nothing  is  to  be  allowed 
for  depreciation. 

I  wish  you  would  kindly  confirm  this  at  once,  so  tint  we  can 
make  our  books  up  properly.  When  work  gets  so  far  behind  it  takes 
almost  a  couple  of  nonths  to  cateh  up. 

Yours  very  truly, 

April  16,  1891. 

H.  C.  Deeming;,  Kao., 

Harr  is  burg  Pa. 

Dear  Siri- 

^pVinc  to  yonr  tottor  of  uth  instant,  I  beg  to  oct 
“  1  t'°  ”°'!  k"°”  «*>*  «»  manutaotunao,  a,**"*,** 

instrument  •  I  beliave  Mat  that,  i..**,  maims,  a 
*“*  -Wt.  in  Haokettstown,  N.  an,  teB  snch  _ 

Tbioh  I  think  he  would  sell. 

Yonrs  truly, 


John  H*  Wood,  Esq., 
18  &  SO  Lib 

April  16,  1891* 

9  V  t  y  St., 

New  York  City. 

Dear  Sir:- 

ViU  yoU  pl9aaa  forw®I’d  ^  Major  a,  B.  Eaton,  No.  120 
Bow  v„t  Plt>.  .  oowlet8  u.t  of  ^ 

roiawo.  ana  proMrty  in  Uaaaliyn  ,**.  aaM  hta  a  oob)  w 
M»  one  »hi.h  i.  on  m.  «  th.  haboretory,  ana  .blob  aho*.  . 
total  insurance  or  #14S.*»:  aharaaa  tho  attaabsa  list,  ronwdoa 
t.  «.  b,  Major  Baton,  shous  a  total  of  only  573,500. 

Eive  this  yq«r  immediate  attention. 

MW.  Edison  has  Eons  aw  and  win  j»  absent  about  a  m0nth< 
t>P«n  bar  „«nrn  ah.  -ants  all  Mliaia.  ...arm*  bony  proparty  ' 
Placed  in  her  hands. 

Yours  yery  truly,  ■ 



April  16,  1891, 

Major  S,  B.  Baton, 

#120  Broadway, 

Hew  York  city. 

Dear  Sir:- 

The  li*t  of  insurance  on  Mr.  Edison's  residence  end 
proparty  in  Idawallyn  Park  enclosed  vrithyouT  letter  of  13th 
instant  is  incomplete.  The  total  insurance  is  $148,900.00,  whefeac 
tte  list  fomarded  to  me  1*  yoturself  aho#*  a  total  Of  only  $?2,500, 
I  have  instructed  .Mr.  Vood  to  sandy «  a  copy  of  the  am  iist  of 

Yours  very  truly, 

April  1&;  1891. 

The  Staten  Machine  Co., 

Hailroad  Place  &  Commerce  Street, 

Newark,  N.  J. 

Dear  Sirs:- 

With  reference  to  your  letter  of  13th  instant,  you 
have  been  misinformed  in  regard  to  a  portion  of  the  Phonograph 
Works  being  available  for- outside  work.  While  we  are  not  usin 
the  whole  of  the  factory  at  the  present  moment,  we  may  at  any 
time  require  its  full  capacity,  and  we  therefore  hold  it  in 

Yours  truly,  _ 

April  Ik,  1891, 

My  dear  Shaw,- 

you  au,  richt  about  tha  Sunbmy  buolre„,'  md  , 

T  ^  3U0COB3  ln  00™*°tion  with  the  reorganization. 

"  tells  me  that  Wilson  Howell  viaited  Sunbury  ^  mde  a 

not  invest  any  fresh  money « 

Yours  very  truly. 

.  '  ■'  "'v - ^ 

Private  Secretary. 

V.-  ■U- 

p*  B.  Shaw,  Jjsq., 

Williamsport,  Pa. 

April  18,  1891. 

Samuel  Inaull,  15aq.f 

P.  0.  Box  3067,  New  York  City. 

Doar  Sir:- 

Reply ine  to  your  latter  of  15th  tetont,  I  ,*0  to  w 
““  «t  the  time  the  Toy  Phonograph  Co.  „„  ,on5ia.ri^ 

Of  fo„is„  lieenee,  th,  prt0e  thot  ,hey  >or#  ^  ^ 

roo.ri.too  by  Hr.  Rdi.ou  ,„d,r  .  ol.u..  ln  ^  tt> 

Hcht  linl*  th9  s™  *  hundred  thousand 

(oJOO.OOO).  I  havo  no  memoranda  upon  which  onr  ootioiato  was 

was  simply  tho  result  of  a  conversation  between  Mr. 

““  *hieh  1  >“*»>»'»  to  embody  in  .  latter  to  Mr. 

Stevens  before  any  action  by  t„  Tof  0mpmr,,  ^ 

abroad,  m  order  that  our  view,  ,„iei,t  I*  thoroushly  underat ood 
before  they  comsitted  thameel...  i„  any  w.  elated  by 

admlMM  *  “»  Company ,  „  propose 

as  follows:  four-fifth,  of  tbs  same  to  Mr.  Kdteu,  '«pr,M„,i^. 
on*, station  of  royalty,  .M  one-fifth  „  th,  Mi,„„  Pho„oeraph 
Horns ,  representing  commutation  of  imnufoo  ttar  ir3  profit. 

Yours  vary  truly. 

MeBaro,  Dyer  &  Seely, 
#36  Wall  St  l» 

April  18,  1891, 

Hew  York  City, 

Dear  Sira:- 

I  bee  to  confirm  nv  verbal  inst  motions  of  16th  in 
to  the  effect  that  I  do  not  deaire  to  liave  my  Portuguese  Ore 
Milling  patent  worked. 

Yours  very  truly, 

April  20,  1891. 

P.  Brewster,  Ksq., 

Grand  Hotel, 

Indianapolis,  Ind. 

Dear  Sir:- 

Voiu-  letter  of  1st  instant  tea  regained  unanswered 
Ortnc  to  the  absenoe  of  Mr.  Edison,  who  returned  to  the  Labor.- 
tory  only  a  few  days  ago. 

In  reply  Mr. ’Raison  haa  instructed  me  to  say  that  it  must  be 
obvious  to  you  that  every  one  who  first  wont  into  the  electric 
motor  business  would  necessarily  conceive  of  ha vine  a  Cearless 
motor.  She  reason  why  cearless  motors  are  not  used  is,  that  to 
get  the.  same  power  as  with  gears,  they  have  to  be,  made  enormously' 
large.  The  Westinghouse  gear  less  motor  would  simply  pull  a  bob- 
tail  car  on  a  level;  on  a  slight  grade  it  would  get  stalled. 

Ymirs  truly, 

Private  Secretary. 

April  20,  1891. 

Sm  M«  Douglas*  Esq., 

German  National  Bank, 

.  Newark,  H.  J. 

Dear  Sir:- 

With  reference  to  your  letter  of  14th  instant  addressed 
to  Mr.  Edison,  the  gentleman  who  negotiated  for  the  puTohaset  of 
the  Silver  Lake  property  from  Mr.  W.  Q.  Smith,  infortns  us  that 
there  was  no  agreement  tliat  Mr.  Edison  should  pay  half  of  the  tax 
for  1890.  All  of  the  conditions  of  the  agreement  have  been  ful¬ 

Yoi^rs  truly. 

Private  Secretary. 


Thomas  Eclaat oi),  j}sq>> 

school  MM*,,  OolUBblll  0oUaeOi 

Apitil  20,  1891. 

St.  .*  Po„,h  Av,„  SmYark' 

«o  ***,,  omy .  j™  :r  ““°n'  ”■ 

»=  •“*«  o»ir  eot  ,  litu„ 

‘•W.  •  oroohe.  „  «,  ^ 

a  Mt  «»"W  f*ir  lropooo. 

Private  Seoii^ 


SdiBOn  Un ^  Monograph  oo., 

G*  ”*  M°riaon*  ®3qt,  Soc^ertahy, 

New  York  City.  ■ 

Dear  Sir;- 

•  Refer^C  again  to' you*  lettey  of  . 
copies  of  net-i  +  <  *  f  "lth  Ulstant>  the 

i°“’  ■l’ooirieationo  „a  drart  .  . 

*»«  n.oei»M  „  ...  ,  „  *"**»  “n,ll>“a  «»>«n, 

attention.  «  *«  -  »-  *<W. 

•  *°r  ffere  Atoned  to. the  0fisca  n, 

r  bm  "wrtM  ,or”  -  - — jr*  t  “ 

exceedingly  that  +h  <  reived.  2  »cr9t 

•  tlat  th0  “***«*•  occurred  ^  t  * 

you  ao  inconvenienoe*  ^  0aUaed 

^  ®iao„  .w.  ttat  wtMt,  m  ^ 

8«>  ««.  395,  900,  OOO,^  “ 

inventions  eve**  *  a,,.,  '  W’  °f  tte 

•MtaW  «J4».V  eni  ■  ”*  eami(>i  *"  th"  "“WWK 

vnoie  nlr  '  *  -van  tin 

net^o  . 

Vowr?  Yfflty  truiy  t 

Pacific  Phonograph  Company, 

San  JVanciaOo,  Cal. 

Dear  Sir 


1  t0  confirm  the  receipt  of  .  , 

ipt  of  your  telegram  of  iStjj 

reading  as  follow*: 

»»Q*h  *»«„  ^  ^  to  ^ 

M»  m*W  pho„wh»  *,  Io„a.  Js  u  aUrlijbtt 

Pacific  Phonograph  Company ^ 

#323  Pine  St.,  San  Francisco,  Cal. 

Dear  Sir:- 

I  bee  to  confirm  the  following  telegram  sent  to  you 
this  morning  in  reply  to  your  teleCram  of  18th  instant,  the  re¬ 
ceipt  of  which  is  confirmed  elsewhere j 

"A^l  right!  The  instruments  are  tlnir  property. 

!i  A*  Edison. « 

Yours  truly, 

April  20,  1891. 

Samuel  Insull,  Esq., 

Edison 'Building,  Broad  St., 

New  York  City. 

Dear  Sir:-  - 

Vftth  reference  to  your  letter  of  23rd  March,  with 
i*hich  was  enclosed  an  extract  from  a  letter  received  by  you  from 
Mr.  Philip  S.  Dyer,  in  regard  to  a  Children's  Exhibit  ion. to  be 
held  in  Milan  next  month,  and  at  which  it  is  desired  soma  of  Mr. 
Edison's  talking  dolls  should  be  exhibited,  Mr.  Edison  has  in¬ 
structed  me  to  say  to  you  that  he  has  been  trying  to  obtain  soma 
Dolls  for  this  purpose,  but  has  not  succeeded  in  doing  so.  Ihe 
toy  phonograph  business,  as  you  are  aware,  is  tied  up  in  litigation, 
and  for  that  reason  Mr.  Edison  finds  it  impossible  to  obtain  any 
dolls.  He  has  alrwady  written  Mr.  Lieb  on  this  subjqot  in  reply 
to  a  letter  which  in  received  from  that  gentlenan. 

Yours  very  truiy , 

April  20,  169a.' 

Goorgg  P.  Kingsley,  Esq., 

Orange,  »,  j. 

X  •»«...  herewith  tod  fr„  *dia  ^  ^  ^ 
A.  Muon,  4W1W  M*h,  IMp,  „,•  .  tract  of  tans  aitrated 

t°"“hlP  °f  »•  J-  pXeaae  hav,  thia  Weep  record 

after  which  ratam  it  to  tHa  offioe,  aw  oMip. 

Private  Secret; 


April  21,  1891. 

Samuel  Insull,  Esq,,  2nd  Vioe-Pres't., 

Edison  General  Electric  Company, 

New  York  City  . 

Dear  Sir':-  , 

I  enclose  herewith  a  memorandum  in  regard  to  the  cost 
of  experiments  for  the  Edison  General  Electric  Company ^  which  I 
wish  you  would  be  kind  enough  to  approve,  so  that  our  authority 
for  billing  may  be  complete.  This  basis  was  agreed  to  at  an 
interview  between  Mr.  Edison,  Major  Eaton  and  yourself,  held  at 
your  house  about  two  months  ago.  The  proposition  that  cost  should 
include  the  items  entered  on  the  attached  sheet  emanated  from  you, 
and  therefore  has  now,  practically,  your  approval. 

I  desired  to  add  to  the  allowance  cade  by  you,  certain 
charges  for  depreciation,  but  these  you  declined  to  admit.  I 
therefore  turn  to  your  own  proposition  and  will  be  glad  to  receive 
tliis  authority  at  an  early  date. 

1  do  not  know  any  better  way  of  recording  our  understanding  - 
and  I  take  it  for  granted  that  you  agree  with  me  it  should  be  re¬ 
corded  in  order  to  save  trouble  in  the  future. 

Iifi  a  great  iqany  instances,  oping  to  a  want  of  a  proper  pre¬ 
liminary  understanding,  we  have  suffered  serious  delay  in  obtaining 


settlement  of  experiment  accounts..  We  want  to  avoid  this  in  tie 
casee  of  the  Edison  General  and  the  North  American  Companies. 

When  the  time  comes  we  will  obtain  a  similar  acknowledgment  from 
the  latter  Company. 

Yours  very  triily, 

StaUel  Inaull,  Esq, 

April  21,  1891. 

Private  Secretary- 

April  21,  1891. 

DATED  OCTOBER  1st,  1890. 

It  is  understood  between  Mr.  Edison  and  the  Edison  General 
Electric  Company  that  the  cost  of  experiments  charceable  gainst 
the  latter,  under  contract  named,  shall  consist  of  the  ageregate 
of  the  folldwing  items: 

Cost  of  Labor. 

Cost  of  Material,. 

GENERAL  EXPENSE  (This  includes  ordinary  general 
expense,  appliances  in  use,  ' 
taxes,  insurance  and  small 
tools ). 


Second  Vice-President. 

April  21,  1891. 

Richard  N.  Dyer,  Esq., 

#36  Wall  Street, 
New  York  City. 

iiear  Sir:- 

Mr.  Edison  lias  asked  me  to  thank  you  for  your  mjmo- 
randum  of  "Authorities  on  proposition  that  in  the  case  of  a 
"license  agreement  under  a  patent  which  provides  that  the  license; 
"shall  pay  the  royalties  upon  certain  dates,  and  further  provides 
"that  on  his  failure  to  pay,  the  licensor  may  terminate  the  license 
"agreement  by  notice,  such  license  agreement  can  be  legally  termi- 
unated  by  the  giving  of  suoh  notice."  He  read  the  same  vat h  much 

Yotyra  very  truly  •. 

Private  Secretary. 

April  22,  -1891. 

Mr.  Hermann  Claudius, 

a/o  Mrs.  Janata, 

i  13,  Vienna,  Austria. 

Reply  to  your  letter  of  23rd  ultimo  has  be  on  delay  ad 
owing  to  the. absence  of  Mr.  Edison. 

You  are  entirely  mistaken  in  attributing  to  the  insulation 
the  trouble  mentioned  in  the  newspaper  report  which  you  quote, in 
your  letter.  The  insulation  holds  out  splendidly.  The  reason 
the  lamps  grow  dull  is  because  the  carbons  change  their  resistance. 
The  trouble  is  entirely  with  the  lamps,  and  the  street  mains  lave 
nothing  whatever  to  do  with  it}  they  have  now  worked  satisfactorily 
for  nine  years.  We  have  more  than  700  miles  of  tubes  laid  and  we 
never  have  had  ary  trouble  with  them. 


Friyate  Secretary 


I  ro  a,d  ,.w,a  _y  , 

I  beg  to  confim  the  following  nesaage  telephoned  yon 
'  offioeJ;this  nwrningJ  ;  v.t-sr  oi.‘  :!'!*.!■.  ivi’itaut  <  r-wr-r. 

“Doll:  Company,.  .deairpB  to  rompye  some.,  wrapping  paper 
*  'whioh,  is.  at  -the  .Wpi’ksvandr.  which;  .theyr  themselves. : . ;  * 
purchased  originally..  Shall  ;We;fle;t'tlBm.iiave  :it?  :  . 
We  did  npt  attach., it.,,,, A»  ,0A>J!ate..«,  j  th„ 

Private  Secretary 

April  22,  1891. 


,  April  21st,  1891, 

Thomas  A.  Hdison,  Ksq., 

■  My  oliont,  Mr,  Theodore  J>.  King,  of  Drakesville  in  this 

h“a  r?°«ntly  hoard  that  you  are  contemplating  the  purchase 
from  the  Board  of  Propreitors  of  Eastern  New  Jersey  a  tract  of  land 
(or  the  mineral*  thereon )  near  the  easterly  shore  of  lake  Hepatoong 
and  a  short  distanoe  north  from  tho  Poroito  Powder  Works.  it  is 
Mr.  King’s  information  that  the  tract  you  thirds  of  buying  includes 
*r°rtof  his.  tract  of  198  73/100  acres,  whioh  was  conveyed  to  him 
by  Krama  1.  Moller  and  husband  by  deed  dated  November  27th,  1882, 
and  recorded  in  the  Morris  County  Clerk's  Office  in  book  Z.10  of 
deeds  on  pages  859,  Ac,  Ip  order  that  you  may  hot  be  in  ignor- 
anoe  of  hiq  rights,  Mi*.  King  desires  me  to  write  you  that  his  land 
is  a  pan  of  the  "James  Logen  Thact"  of  1119  acres,  whloh  was  reW 
hed^ under  f  "West  "Jersey  JooationMn:the  early  part  of  the  last 
century  (August  22nd,  1715,)  the  return  being  recorded  in  the  Sur¬ 
veyor  General's  Office  at  Burlington  in  Liber  B.,  on  page  41. 
from  that  time  to  the  present  thetitleto  thelogan  Traot  and  the 
eoveral  pans  thereof  has  been  passed  from  hand  to  hand  in  regular 
succession,  and  the  entire' chain  of  title  appears  upon  the  records 
in  the  Morris  country  Clerk's  Office,  dorm  to  and  including  the  deed 
to  Mr.  King.  I  am  aware  of  ,o ourae  that  the  Bast  Jeraet  Propriet¬ 
ors  claim  the  logan  title  is  hot  good  as  against- them.  This  claim 
of  theirs  is  disputed  by ‘Mr.  Kin*' and  by  the  several  other  parties 
Who  olaim  under  the  logan -patent.  But  (not  to  go  at  this  time 
into  the  question  of  the  record  title  )  it  is  capable  of  easy  proof 
that  tho  whole  of  Mr,  King’s  land  has  been  held  in  posession  by  him 
and  those  under  whom  he  claims  title  for  at  least  fifty  years  now 
last  past.  The  greater  part  of  |his  land  is  how  fenced  in  and 
occupied  for  farming  purposes.  Another  part  is  not  at  present 
enclosed  by  boundary  fence's,  but  this  part  also  was  fenced  for 
thirty  years  or  more,,  and  until  a  few  years  ago,  so  that  Mr,  King's 
poaepBory  title  to  his  whole  tract  is  as  we  think  'Unassailable  . 

Mr,  King  trusts  that  you  will  not  seek  to’  claim  "any  title  in 
opposition  to'4hio,  aaffcis  would  only  necessitate  a  litigation  to 
establish  hie  title,  which  haB  now  remained  unquestioned  for  175 
years.-'  And  I  have  to  request  that  Jjefoire  you  complete  your  in¬ 
tended  purchase  from  the  Bast  jersey1  proprietors  you  win  satisfy 

youraoif  that 
tho  lines  of 
Wil?.  you 

no  part  of  the  laijda 
Mr.  King’s 'deed, 
kindly  favor  me  with 

you  seek  to  acquire 
a  reply,  and  oblige 


Yours,  &e., 

(Signed ) 

Mahlon  Pitney. 

-  jtotfii  hs,  li&'i. 

Edison  Phonograph  Works-,. 

Hr.  Henry  C.  Ware, 

Orang«i  ft.  4. 

Dear  Sir:- 

yfbo  h>aio%itog  ljk  dl'  it  tibltjamo  tie  Bsagof  ra'0*d. 
.from  Major  3>stOu  *-»-day  in  -to  air.,  ihtjuiry  oonodhning 

ire  removal  of  %W5£piii£  foy  ’tlfe  S?o#  COmpiiWS- 

3d  .^R  ^  M'  the 

4^JJJ  ydili^r 'it,  t*n>rtnflp  Hi 

% a  fin  -ffe#  <^4si*r?'  ’  Bo* 

fW  '&%&&  '#&?  m  *• 0  Maoi 

#  i»  .^;  fitwfr-to  W>*  ‘db»**MsW>* 

<m}Y  > 

$*%■»?»  ft  *  p#***,**!  ? 

34.  assi. 

^aPa*  Tfcterhotzaa,  Winterbota  4 

*°*  1  *•»  Cou**>  ^rey  St..  J^»a^3  ^ 

l^ttidon,  W.  C.  Bnciajja* 

Saar  Si***:* 

J  »«E  to  oonftB,  tte,  *„»***, 

Wotot,  *w*Mto.  ^  „„  ^  Mitttorta;_ 

J?9  /y.  B4ippn. 


2*>ntkm,  ^prii  .2*, 
return  deed?;  *dai^r  aerw»ia. 


5?  ty»P»*n9y,  fiomn.*  &*&»,"*• 

L9tter  mailed  ^isow.< 

*P?il  24, 





-April  28,  189^, 

J  o  h  n.  0  t  t  ,*• 

Instruct  the  Might  Watchman  that  he  ia  to  allow  ’ 
absolutely  no  one  iso  onto**  the  laboratory  after  closing  hours  at 
»%ht,  tmltBo  thoy  present  ar  ordsar  from  you,  Mr.  Edison  oi i  myself, 
Alfa  that  ahy  feresich  of .  this  rule  W3111  cost  him  his  situation. 

April  ?£,  1891. 

Allan  Danvers,  Esq*, 

Jianacing  Director  A  Chief  Electrician, 

The  Ancle- Portugese  Telephone  Co,,  Limited, 

Lisbon,  Portugal. 

My  dear  Sir,- 

About  tvro  years  ago  you  addressed  a  phonogram  to 
Mr.  Edison,  conjointly  with  Mr.  Souz;a,  and  the  latter's  expert, 
who  were  passing  thr ouch  Lisbon  on  their  way  to  South  America.  • 

It  reached  here  in  first  class  condition  and  has  ‘interested  a 
great  many  people*,  ooming  as  it  did  from  such  a  distant  point. 

I  have  thought  that  you  might  be  interested  in  learning  how  s\ie- 
cesaful  Mr.  Edison  Ms  been  with  his  process  of  reduplication, 
and  l  have  therefore  fomirded  to  you  four  copies  of  your  original 
phonogmn,  whioh  I  trust  will  reach  your  hands  in  safety.  These 
pore  made  yesterday  after  the  original  had  been  in  constant  use 
for  about  nineteen  months. 

Yours  very  trply,  , ' 


April  38,  1891, 

Majpp  £.  p.  Baton, 

Edison  Pull  dip/;;,  Broad  fktreet, 

Her/ York  City. 

Dear  Sir:- 

1  enp lose  herewith  answers  to  questions  asked  by  the 
Department  State  Board  of  ^saesaora  with  aspect  to  the  Edison 
Phonograph  Works.  I  have  spread  these  on  a  separate  sheet,  so 
that  you  might  put  -them  in  different  share  on  the  return  itself  • 
if  you  consider  it  desirable.  The  refnm  should  be  signed,  by 
Mr.  Irtsull  as  treasurer  of  the  Works. 

J  wish  you  would  kindly  give  me  all  the  particulars  in  regard 
to  the  increase  of  the  Capital  from  $600,000.00  to  $1,200,000.00. 
The  proper  entries  have  not  been  made  on  the  books. 

In  answering  the  question  with  respect  to  the  amount  of  capi¬ 
tal  invested  in  raahufactttring,  I  have  entered  tin  full  amount  of 
the  stock  that  has  been  issued,  you  of  course  understand  that  a 
portion  of  this  stock  was  given  Mr*  Edison* for  the  right  of  manu¬ 
facture.  Thp  balance  of  the  stbok  which  wap  sold  for  cash,  repre- 
oonts  straight  investment.  The  assessed  valuation  of  the  Works 
property  if  pot  nigh,  but  is  fully  compensated  for  by  the  rate  of 
ym?.on  Yflh*83  between  ep4  3#  of  tty  fin  punt  assessed, 
youjjs  yam  truly,  1 

I  enclose  herev/ith  letter  from  Hr.  W.  S. 
Mallory,  in  oomeotion  with  which  I  wired  yon  this  norning 

"Walter  Mallory  writes  that  lie  lias  offer  to  Blake 
sale  of  his  Chicago  hhsihess  to  advantage.  Is 
inclined  to  sell,  provided  results  with  Ogden 
ore  warrant  his  going  ahead  in  Michigan.  He 
mat  announce  decision  to-morrow.  Wire  him  di¬ 
rect  No.  7  Wedt  Randolph  Street',  Chicago.  A.  0. 

Yours  vary  truly, 

Thomas  A*  Edison,  Esc*, 

N,  J.  &  Pa.  Concentrating  Works, 

Ogdenshurg,  H.<  J. 

Har'knaaa  Fire  Extin/juisher  Co., 
Wo.  77  Y/est  Houston  Street, 

May  1,  1391. 

New  York  City. 

Dear  Sirs:- 

Hep lying  to  your  letter  of  yesterday's  date,  the 
small  room  which  your  Inspector  refers  to,  is  in  a  comer  of  the 
Laboratory  Lecture  Room,  inane diately  over  the  Library.  It  was 
constructed  merely  for  temporary  use.  As  explained  to  your 
representative,  we  will  have  the  roof  removed  from  this  apartment, 
whan  the  sprinkler  above  it  will,  I  assume',  afford  anple  protection 
against  fir*,  The  matter  will  receive  imnediate  attention. 

Trusting  that  this  will  be  satisfactory 
I  am,  yours  very  truly, 

Adolph  Halvoraen,  Esq,, 

Bergen,  Norway  < 

April  24,  1891. 

lily  dear  8ir:- 

I  have  received  through  Messrs.  W,  Iff.  Nurlbut  &  Co., 
of  New  York,  your  esteemed  conmunioation  of  8th  instant,  in  which 
.you  inform  me  that,  together  with  your  associates,  you  have  de¬ 
cided  to  call  your  new  steamer,  at  present  in  process  of  con¬ 
struction,  the  "EDISON, "  after  myself,  and  asking  pjy  sanction 

I  give  my  consent  to  this  with  pleasure,  appreciating  a3  1 
do  the  compliment  to  nyself  embodied  in  such  action  and  the  mo¬ 
tives  Which  prompted  it,  and  tended  to  yourself  and  associates 

my  sincere  "thanks  foT  the  kind  expressions  contained  in  your  • 
letter,  together  with  ny  bdat  wishes  for  the  success  uf  the. 


Yours  Very  truly, 

*  May  1,  1891. 

smel  Bjaiai,  2nd  Vice-President, 

®  d  1  B  °  n  «  0  »  ‘  1.  B  1  9  C  t  *  i  o  0  0#> 

•New  York  city . 

My  dear  instill,  - 

Referring  io  the  attached,  I  have  always  in- 

*’"*«*’■  •  r*«tical  ,  think  the 

"1*<"  «o»PW  «.«ld  „«  him.,  0h,ek  r„  mw  ao,_ 

*“*'  Shore  u.  no  reason  ln  aoinij  „  the?r  aiotttd  join  «iu 
tonlu  pv ofer  to  hove  them  make  tho  present  on  their  on 
aocount.  Mease  return  Ur.  Sm„.a  uttm  mi  M  m  ^  ^ 

Yours  very  truly.,*. 

Hay  1,  1891'< 

Seunuol  Insull ,  Esq . 2nd  Vice-President, 

Edison  0-  e  n  »  l.  Electric  Co., 

New  York  City . 

tty  dear  Insull,- 

Jn  reference  to  your  letter  of  35th  ultimo, 
m  regard  to  Welding,  it  is  no  trouble  using  an  ordinary  low 
volt  dynamo  to  do  this,  work,  but  I  have  not  given  it  any  par¬ 
ticular  attention,  because  I  consider  it  "small  fry"  business. 
Even  under  the  voiy  test  auspices  it  has  not  proved  to  be  much 
of  a  success. 

Yours  very  truly, 

■  '  — > 

'Oft/S-*  'CL. 

M«r  1,  18$X, 

Ma^or  S.  B.  Eaton, 

#120  Broadway, 
New  York  city. 

Bear  $ir:- 

ttv.  Edison  has  read  yowl  latter  of  24th  Ultimo  in 
re^ajrti  to  the  transfer  of  (UenraOnt  tb  Mrs.  Edison.  Ad  soon  as 
-thi3  Matter  is  entirely ^bomplatod,  Mr.  Alison  Wants  all  the  papers 
connected  with  (i.t,  such  as  deeds,  insurance  policies  etc.,  put 
together,  to  hand  to  Mrs.  Edison,  who  desires  to  keep  them  in  her 
own  safe. 

Yours  very  tjiudy, 

'  *  w_ 

Soci^'fcai’y  * 


Mar  1891. 

My  dear  Mr.  Adams, - 

I  have  received  your  kind  invitation  for 
dinner  at  eight  o'clock  Thursday,  7th  infant,  to  meet  Colonel 
Theodore  Turret t ini.  _  I  am  coins  away  during  the  early  part  of 
the  week,  but  eacpect  to  be  back  by  Wednesday,  and  if  J  pan  pos¬ 
sibly  arrange  niy  affairs  it  will  give  me  Cr£at  pleasure  to  take 
ad  van  t  a^e  of  your  kind  invitation,  ■  I  will  lot  you  know  deficit - 
ly  not  later  than  Wednesday. 

yoitre  very  truly, 

..  ,  „  •**•*  ■  r? 

Edward  D.  Adams,  Esq., 

#455  Madison  Avenue, 

New  York, 

o%  .  £(j?  a/t,  . 


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fl/VU  ^lAs8-''{-~  Aaaj  f  , 

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fo-^JLA'L;  (H^lA^s  ydjLAA^-'  - ' 

a/a^€/'  M'n.A  '^6 

*o)  ^-.aA/vu  •  &f^> 

<~t fg-v^-  AmMjAjm  &MAL'^/ri*A-t-' 

*~ybi-AL'& -wsu  yyH^v  O^t K^a/farr^ 

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w .  -  a^c/Qa  jz^lo 

<&  sy(p AwaAJ)'} 1/  (yi/yf 


flay'  4,  189-i. 

Samuel  IrtaWil ,  Kail., 

YbrK  oitjf . 

tfeai*  Sir!- 

t  send  ytiu  herewith  two  statement*  Of  acoottn*  afidin&-t 
the'  Sdioon  'PhOtiogjhaph  Soy  Mffi.  Co.,  which  are  identified  by  the 
latter  A  ttncl  6,  hunting  respectively  to  ^.O^S.SO,  ana  §g,55&. 
13.  a  total  of  $03,,  65?.  ©3. 

lx),  regard  to  statement  K,  Cost  of  Manufacture  shown  $3 &M&, 
55,  da  a  ledger  debit  against  labor  and  material,  and  at  tit*  sole¬ 
ly  to  tl.-e  manufacture  of  the  various  parts'  of  the  <1011.  it  in-  ■ 
Olndes  labor  and  mate-rial  for  10,000  movements  and  bodies  de¬ 
livered  -and  billed.  gelded  to  this  are  general  atoned,  depreai'*- 
ation  and  profit,  which  shows  that  the  coat  of  manufacture  for  the 
whole  period  during  which  we  operated  under  orders  from  the  Toy 
Company  was  $6  «,  430.66-.  Of  this  amount  we  liave  rendered  a  bill 
i'or  $Pr9P?.*0O-t  leaving  a  balance  due  for  undellyared  Completed 
P^rts  and  parte  in  various  stages  of  manufacture,  of  $4t,ti87.66. 

#9  km  in  our  Store  Room  certain  raw  material 
Which  IWpiaae.d  allusively  fop  doll  manufacture.  %  imp 
%hia  WrtWt'W  W  ^WW  at  tho  price  0am  %n  the 
inyentery  0  the 

3*  *•  -2-  itesr  4,  1891. 

a^Ul^WS,  hw  total  coat  of  special  tool’s  an  Bhov/n  in  the 
ledger,  id  $25,957.68. 


j&S&S  HBK&RRBllt'^RonUl  of  Y/ax  building  and  Do  11 
building  oxple.ih  ihowselvna.  Under  the  two  last  heacto  the  Toy 
Company  hao  bean  Charged  simply  t'o r  tho  apace  oocupied,  and  1 
have  brought  the  account  tip  to  May  i,  1R91,  for  the  reason  that 
notwithstanding  the  attUohmanf.  Upon  their  goods,  ws  have  never 
accepted  these  in  lielt  of  cash.  We  simply  retain  them  as  4<&V 
lateral  Security  and  the  Toy  Company  is  liable  for  rental  while 
they  are  in  our  pouaeasion,  the  same  as  though  t  hay  did  not  te  cli¬ 
nically  belong  to  the  Sheriff.  Statement  B  shows  a?  balance 
dbe  oh  bills  rendered  $8, $&&.!». 

In  discussing  the  question  of  settlement  oh  compromise'  with 
the  Toy  Company ,  I  assume  it  to  bo  their  intention  to  remino  martn* 
facturs  and  to  adopt  the  neWnofl^i,  Proceeding  on  tinoe  lines  1 
would  suggest  first 'in  regard  to 

P  B  P  ?  I  T 

The  amount  of  profit  to  which  wa  are  entitled  on  the  whole  business 
(%  w'pji  ineltiding  bills  rendered)  is  $10,BB0.11.  1  think  we 

ongljt  to  naive  this 'amount. 

MTiUUAh.  All  this,  with  the  adaption  of  material  repress#* 
ting  a  value  Of  93,  would  be  available  for  (Manufacture  of  . 

itfe  npw  ropdel,  can  therofor©  make  art  allowance  on  this  item 
of  |5,^7,8P. 

&  L  , 

May  4,  1891. 

inWory  motion  of  4M*«  tools  i8  M  • 


tfoold  aij&vtdoriett  Vith  Olti  fadiW.i*ifcii«.»^'fcii4ifevJ»6e.^ 
JooW  ^Wikbw  jfc,  nCvH^l— <1/ |S £ 
Sov.fll  liiveHtkry  vdltot  ,l6h  Of  all  tools- 4w!  149;  34,“^ 

Oust  ’as  pfeP  ludftor-' 

.2a.93ft.c8 . 

wxceds  of  iedgd*  coci  Over  inventory) 
v&lUatibn.  1  j  $  G ,  80S  .  34 

*a  can  of  course  allow  the  item,  Tool,,  available  for  ««*  ««Wi 

o  6,890-. S a 

And  oa  your  purpose  is  conciliatory  I  would  in 
Consideration  of  all  the  Ciromstancea,  alloys  the 
difference  )»tiVSen  lodger  cost  and  inventory1  vai«- 

*1W  °f  **  ***— '"~ . ™™  6,808.34 

Sotal  credit— . . . "?ia^78Y“ 

This  effects  a  charge  against  tha  Toy  Co.  of  the 
inventory  valuation  of  Abandoned  tools—--. _ _  12,358.84 


A'fflUTCgffifrt,  To  obtain  a  satisfactory  settlement,  I 
thin)?  we  could  well  afford  to  dispense  with  these  three  items, 
segregating;  $1,978. 66.  •  As  to  bills  rendered,  these  win.  have  to 
etena  Just  as  they  are.  The  allowance  aytf  be  made  in  the  state- 
dint  of  unliquidated  damage-  (Statemen|  A).  In  cat  tine  out  the 
profit  on  all  the.  manufaot^o,  yre  of  g cures  practically  mate  an 
allowance.  4,0  the  extent  of  profit  on  dOlla  hilled.  There  are  no 
Otl^r  itoroo  on  si thgp  hf  ih«aa  ^ate/nenta  which  to  my  mind  wo 
Chpld  under  any  cir^numatnnqes  y/s.yrqf 

S’,  i.  4c 

To  reeapitdldte 

AW  4,  1891. 

Of  iStat.cfoent  A- — >-> - §86,098.80 

I  sdgceat  deditotiorta  aa  tolloW: 

W63?i - -,... 

Ra\r  Material- - 

Special  1'bols - 

InttmjQt  and  Rental- 


-  5,747.89 

-  13,698.84- 
-,9?8.  Qfr„ 

Balance  cine  On  Bills 

Q.  $53,093.31 

Rendered- - 8.559.13 

a  1  ~^61,552.44.‘ 

H,  as  I  hade  intimated,  it  ware  the  intention’ of  the  Toy 
Company  to  resume  mnufactnhe,  we  could,  in  my  opinion,  afford  to’ 
accept  the  last  named  amount  -  that  is  -  $61,652.44,  in  settlement  ' 
of  all  claims.  !■ 

Y.ours  very  truly, 

May  4,  1891. 

Major  $.  b.  Eaton,  • 

Edison  Building,  Broad  St., 

New  York  City. 

Dear  Sir':- 

I  return  herewith  letter  of  Mr.  J.  Adriance  Bush 
whieli  accompanied  your  favor  of  27th  ultimo  to  Mr.  Edison. 
The  certificate  of  stock  for  6,100  shares  of  the  N.  A.  P.  Oo. 
which  you  refer  to  in  your  letter,  is  stamped  -Issued  for 
Property  Purchased.- 

Yours  truly, 

Privat  e  Secretary. 

IVhite,  Esq., 

HillG  J3dg . ,  Rooma  18  &  If), 
Kev;  York  City. 

Dear  Sir:-  •  , 

I  bec  to  advise  yon  that  Mr,  Edison  has  referred  you 
letter  of  27th  ultimo  to  Mr.  John  Muir,  Manage*  of  .the  Railway 
Department,  Edioon  Gen'l,  Electric  Co.,  Edison  Bnildine,  Broad 
St,,  Nav/  York. 

Yotas  truly, 

Private  Secretary. 

May  4,  1891. 

Major  S.  B.  Baton,  • 

#120  Broadway 

New  York  City, 

Dear  Sir;- 

I  return  herewith  the  opinion  0f  .n-Chnno.llor  aw 
aatod  25, h  ultimo,  which  was  cnclo.ed  >om  of  ^ 


-mnce.ior  s  opinion  refers  to  a  question  of  lav/, 
Sb°“  M’S"h  1  *“  “*  «»»  ♦«  .von  was  aw  doubt.  If 

2**  °°"1W  **"*  ^  *“*  “  ■««  «*m.  to  accept  • 

“rV“°  “  ‘  roit  tm  an  accounting  under  the  contract,  m  of 

«*  «-.!«  i=,  have  they  got 
“  ae'“'  “  **  -  -  *««««•  «.  of  la*.  It  appear, 
«1S  t.»t  wo  lavs  a  oood  fiohtin, c  chance  to  prove  tint  they  have 
“  c»0h  Poraon  hare.  X  may,  of  course,  be  mistaken  about  thie. 

In  >■“»-  »««.  and  I  therefore  bring 
“  f0r  y!™r  B  any  evont  *0  desire  to  ho!, 

2  r“  “  Wi0n  **  *  -  PbssibW  can  do  so. 

”  St-^4h”°  “  «**-*,  for  settlement. 

Vouro  very  truly,  . ~W: 

■■ - ■■  . 

May  4,  1891. 

John  Muir,  Eeq.,  Manager, 

Railway  Dep't.,  Edison  Gen'  1.-  Elect ric  Co., 

New  York  City. 

Dear  Sir:- 

I  enclose  herewith  a  latter  received  by  me  from  Mr. 

R.  T,  White.  I  think  Hr.  vhiite  is  vary  anxious  to  bring  soma  of 
lois  inventions  to  the  attention  of  the  Genemi  Cranpany  and  tlmt 
he  has  been  unable  to  see  the  proper  official,  tfo  is  a  cood  mn> 
aid. as  he  does  a  great  deal  of  street  oar  v/ork,  it  might  be  de~  . 
sirable  for  us  to  work  in  with  him.  As  you  Will  see,  his  office 
ia  in  the  Mills  Building,  and  it  might  be  well  for  you  to  nail  ahc 
see  him,  or  hen  &  him  a  note  anc*  have'  him  cotie  ahd  sec  you.  ife 
has  built,  two  or  three  roads  I  understand.. 

Yours  very  truly. 

Maj'  5,  189 1. 

Rioterd  N.  J*ar>  j53(1>t 

#36  Wall  Street 
New  York  City. 

Dear  Sir:- 

„  1  **  *°  °0nfl™  *  -»  «o  Von 


Yours  truly, 

Private  Secretary, 

:  Kyi'  /m  xftusH 


i**'  ^UtAio/^^AA)  Q*&ss4?  . 
OCjLfe'/  </Kaa7  "-*LsIjI(_  ... — , 

■'/W.  \M,1&/71_ 

'UM.6/C-- . .  ,-:^- 

.V JUjLAsZJJ'  <Z.J-<f-L 

^fUs  dJULsss'  "/Cy?  ^QyM^-FynSJ^ 
f-tsrrll.  ■  ??  K~7?b''  -'VL&ul's 

/A-  y?isuF~^^  (jh^/lSS^UL 

May  6,  1S91, 

?r£moic  lu  %Wsy,  Ssq. ,  President, 

T5io  OrdneB  C^oss  TpW  &  Bloomfield  ftV*  Co 
Orange,  R«  j. 

I  lave  received  your  lotto,  of  tmtant  and  have 
Siv.„  iu.truMion.fcr  tto  remove!  „f  t„,  ,mef  ran  >Mch  yoi< 
”1"  to,  and  the  restoration  of  the  Mac*  to  it,  ordinal 
tition.  The  matter  rtu  be  attended  t0  „  wiy  ^aetioahie. 

very  truly, 


May  6,  18,91. 

W.  S.  -Mallory,  J3Sq., 

a/o  Anderson  Hotel, 

Pittsburgh,  Pa. 

,hpar  Sir:- 

Vour  letter  of  5th  in at ant  was  received  by  Mr.  Edison 
thi,»  .aftarnpW;  and  X  beg  to  confim  the  following  telegram'  which 
he  sent  tp  yeti  pi  reply 

u?iette*'  ;Juet  received*  I  have  not  ©hanged  ny 
ad^ae  pjinee  first  telegram.  The  furnace  men 
are  taking  kindly  to  Py©  and  we  are  shipping. 
All  X  £aid  to  S  warts  was  not  to  rush'  ahead  too 
quickly .  T,  A.  Edison.'* 

Yours  truly1, 

Private  sec'y. 


#44  iii*oad  &t.,  Edison  HujJeUtta,  Wow  Ygrk  City. 

3?ear  £ir:-  ' 

Re  Attaohaent  {Suit  v  ibff  do.  iti**  Sdiaon  has  made. 
tj30  following  note  upon  your  letter  Of  5th  ihst&nti- 

*1  fjuese  we  better  tie  it  up  a  year  if 
it  will  only  coat  $3PQ.  Edison.# 

iquho ' veey  truly* 

May  6,  1891. 

Sd^rM  l).  .^dams,  flay,, 

•#455  Madison  Avomie, 

Now  York  City. 

Dear  Slp;- 

Referring  to  ny  letter  of  Sntl  instant,  I  will  with 
great  pleasure  avail  itself  of  yoilr  kind  invitation  to  dinner  at 
eiGitfc  o'olonk  to-morrow  (Thursday)  evening,  and  will  bo  glad  to 

•  May  6,  1891. 

fta8ft*9.  %er£  Seely, 

#  F?  .1  1  , 

fla^Yarjc  Qipjf. 

Dear  Sirs;- 

Kth  reference  to  your  letter  or  80th  eatimo  to  (Jr. 
Eaieon.  i„  record  to  the  application  of  John  ,.  l0i„hal}i 
183,859,.  on  OomLMor.  fto  Electric  1»,M,  sto)td,  JtoaJly 

rejected,  (Jr.  Editor  ie  of  the  opinion  that  it  wnld  to  wdeeo 
to  prosecute  the  claims  further. 

Yours  vary  truly, 

Way  9,  1891. 

“fe'  ***••  »»*">  «?■*•  Nf*,*,, 

returni  #  35413011  ^  i,eCB1V<3d  y°Ul’  *«****<#*  lfl9tan*, 

.W1„„ . '  .  "  °°"i“‘ora  j^p^.  ^,. 

i+  v  88  tJBt  ln  thS  °Pinion  of  Ml**  and  yWwlf 

to  7  "  ^  U3el6SS  t0  Pr°8e0Ute  +'h-  CJalmS  *■***>  ho  ^3 
to -day  &  Sooly  to  that  *«•„*.  • 

Yours  trujy, 


Vgr  jS,  1891. 

•  MW?  ra  •  ft  fte  fyy , 

jtyf?  #1  a  1  %  $  t  r  o  o  t  , 

Neyr  V«»X  City. 

9s 9^3?- 

Mp*  Wda  the  follow  noto/^pon  your 

l8t^i'  ^  2Wl  ^*y*’  4n  »«*«  to  *he  appeal  which  .*0Qh 
301Be  ***»  a$>  from  the  decision  of  the  Jjfcmincr  to  the  ?oard  of 
Exwine^  i})  Ohief  in  Hr.  Ediaop's  application  jfo.  S45on  a 
process  of  ^netic  ..potion,  and  in  wh*eh  the  dcciaio*  of  the 
Examiner  yas  nffiroied  by  the  Board: 


htf6^9  ia  a  ^^orencc .  j&jy  final  product 

onl,  G-STi^  “ 

I  return  l»Pev*th  the  papers  which  wwmjw^>ow  letter 
referred  to.. 

Yours  vans'  truly, 

Major  a.  b.  Raton>  Ma*  7> 

Edison  Buiioinc,  Broad  stl, 

Wflw  York  City, 

Dear  Sir:- 

'r  ioyot- 

*  »*».  *.  »*,  te8  ,lready  advised  yw 

of  the  no_oti  °  a  peri0d  as  pwotioabla,  pendinc  the  eoa.pleti 
Madden.  ^  ^  *  Mr*  *th  Mr. 

::z^zr-  ^  “•  -  *- 

Works  in  r  i  33 9”’  0i  PP0PeHy  novr  atov°*  at  the 

or'Ist  ln  Paply  to  which  I  beg  to  submit  the  -following; 

^  the  “°°r“  °f  tcyc.wm  aco,p 

«th  l*sh,„ism.  or  ,,  '07°  "n"  «»»«' 

„  tte  r’  ”*  a"™‘  re»»  id  a  parti 

p  , ^  ~  —  -  . 

««  room  M  iar  which  „  an.  ohM-ging  Ul„  „ntel. 

of  ,  *lr;‘r  b'“i%  ,h*”  ~  -o„  «.  casas 

"  *"a ""  *'iw  -r  <■*•*•« 

S.  B.  E. 

May  7,  1891. 

Toy  Company*  This  is  the  property  that  is  covered  ly  the  attach¬ 
ment  above  referred,  to.  The  title  to  the  above  property  rests 
with  the  Edison  Phonograph  Toy  Mamifac tur ing  Company'. 

<3)  There  io  other  property  at  the  Works,  consisting  of 
completed  mechanisms^  and  parts  in  various  stages  of  manufacture, 
of  which  delivery  lias  never  been  made,  and  which  appears  in  a 
statement  that  I  have  prepared  and  that  is  now  in  Mr.  Insvtll's 
hands.  The  claim  covered  by  this  particular  statement  is  knov/n  1 
in  legal  phrase  as  "Unliquidated  Damage. " 

how  in  re  surd  to  whom  this  property  belongs,  you  will  remember 
that  tlie  Toy  Company's  contract  for  manufacture  was  made  Y/i'th  Mr. 
Edison  personally,  and  subsequently  was  assigned  by  Mr.  Edison  to 
the  Edison  Phonograph  Works.  The  Toy  Company  have  never  directly 
participated  in  this  assignment.  They  may  be  comitt ed  to  it  by 
implication.  Such  evidence  furnished  by  the  correspon¬ 
dence  that  passed  between  the  Toy  Company,  the  Works  and  .Mr. 

Edison,  all  of  which  I  turned  over  to  Mr.  Lewis.  It  is  my  im¬ 
pression  that  Mr.  Lewis  and  Mr.  Stevenson  decided  that  the  title 
to  this  property  rested  with  the  Phonograph  Works,  but  of  this  I 
am  not  absolutely  sure.  We  liave  taken  no  action  against  the  Toy 
•  Company  v/ith  respect  to  unliquidated  damage,  0ur  claim  against 
•them  oovered  by  attachment  being  for  the  balance  due  on  bills 
ren4ered  for  goods  delivered.  At  the  time  this  question  of  title 
was  under  discussion  you  may  recollect  ny  suggestion  that  Mr, 
Eclison  and  the  Works  should  vest  in  a  third  party  su<Jh  interest  as 



S.  45^  Tt.  _‘3_ 

aitlwr  or  both  of  them  jnicht  lave  in  the 
tracts  in  order  to  frustrate  any  move  on 
v/ith  respect  to  the  question  of  title. 

Yours  very  truly, 

May  r/th,  1891. 

property  tinder  the  oon- 
tho  pat’t  of  tlie  Toy  Oo. 

Private  Secretary. 


T.  E»  Taltavall,  Ps<u> 

THE  ElSpttiUC  AGP, 

Nov;  York  City . 

May  7,  1891. 

Dear  Mr.  Taltavall,- 

Eeplying  to  your  letter  of  5th  instant,  the 
name  of  Mr,  Edison' s  residence  in  Llewellyn  Park,  is  "GLENMOMT. " 
There  is  no  dynamo  on  the  premises,  the  current  for  lighting  the 
lamps,  of  which  there  are  500,  being  supplied  from  the  Laboratory. 
The  grounds  embrace  about  fifteen  aore3. 

Yours  very  truly, 

Private  Secretary, 


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May  11,  1891', 

?•  S.  Perry,  Esq.,  Treasurer, 

He w  Jersey  &  pom*a,  Concentrating  Works, 

Edison  Building;,  Broad  St.,  New  York  City. 


Dear  Sir:- 

We  begj  to  confim  the  following:  message  telephoned  t 
yon  to-day:-  ’  * 

.  *(?he  following  telegram  has  just  been  received 
from  Georgy  Richards,  Dover,  Now  Jersay;  '■Hope 

Mr.-  Perry  will  be  "able  to  see  me  to-morrow  (Tuesday), 
aa  I  will  have-  important  engagement  for  Wednesday 
.  and  Thursday.  Geo.  Richards," 

above  telegram  was  addressed  to  Mr.  pdison. 

Yours  very  truly, 

May  11,  1891. 

Morgan,  Esq.,  ’ 
d/o  How  Haven  aiook  Company, 
i'law  Jluvon,  Com. 

Bear  Sir:- 

».  Miaoo  is  in  receipt  of  a  letter  dated  April  gstl 
f~»  Uv.  H.  g.  Salter,  of  the  national  Siena  Company,  london, 
a-sland,  mneeti,*,  inflation  in  reBard  to  the  loom  sto»Be 
Sattani,  and  «*«,  ttet  the  reply  he  cent  to  yon,  ao  that  yon 
conic,  ooicmunicete  pith  Mr.  Salter  hy  o,hle,  ahonld  yon  dean  it 
naoaaaaryo  .  • 

Sdiaon  has  aaked  me  to  eay '  in  reply  to  Mr.  Walter's 
******  that  he  ia  not  using  and  never  has  used  any  of  Mr.  logan'a 
battaniee.  He  ia  therefore  unable  to  give  any  info  ration  eon- 

°^iMe  tlWm:  •  IVlma  inte**<*  at  one  time  to  erect  a  plant  of 
thestf  bhtterioa  *t  the  Wctoff,  W  i,  arranged  naa  never 
carried  out.  Comeqnenfcly  Mr.  Edison  Mows  nothing  as  to  the 
warlto  pf  the  Cell.  "  . 

Yours  very  truly, 

May*  18,  1891* 

"William  I?,  Curtis,  Plsq*, 

Bureau  of  the  American  Republics, 

Bep't.  of  State,  Washington,  D.  0. 

Bear  J3ir:- 

Vith  reference  to  your  letter  of  1st  instant,  aa  Mr. 
Edison  had  no  k^ovrlodg0  °f  the  request  of  His  Excellency,  the 
President  of  Chili,  for  a  phonograph,  he  referred  your  communi¬ 
cation  to  the  3?/<lison  United  Phonograph  Company,  Hew  York,  the 
Company  controlling  the  inst runeirfc  ha  Chili,  and  through  whioh 
a  phonograph  for  use  ha  that  country  could  only  be  obtained.  Mr. 
Edison  is  now  in  receipt  of  a  communication  from  the  United  Compare' 
to  the  effect  that  they  have  no  knowledge  of  His  Excellency's 
rdquost,  and  asking  for  additional  informt ion  on.  the  subject. 

Mr;  Edison  would  be  pleased  to  hoar  fram'ycu  ihrther  in  regard  to 
the  matter. 

..Private  Secretary. 

Yours  very  truly, 

May  16  th,  1891. 

John  K», 

*l««rlo  oon^w, 


Dear  Sir:- 

Mr.  Kdison  . 

i«l  „  ■  ,  '  B"pl0‘  «  to.uu.lng  rtotor. 

iai.,  of  which  ypur  #2  socket.- 

catad  i  °r  08  ^  reBd0‘  t0  ^0  Avid 

cated  or  improved  upon.  I  have  bee..  wnr>. , 

'  %inS  on  the  material  and 
have  several  compounds,  which,  X  think 

’  anewer,  but  in  order 
to  test  the  materials  completely  would  like  t 

,  *  aould  some  of  the 

washers  or  base,  fro»  oaoh  watorlal.  0sn  yoa  h„„(  „ 

Ornish  me  with  one 

f  the  moulds  or  dies  %ich  you  use  for  this  purpos 

1  Also  if  you 

n  «i«  »  an  l.oa  «  the  In  whloh  yon  praotlo, 

1.  .111  greatly  Ualljt.t.  my  .ork,  as  I  .an  ^  mur_ 

lal  to  tho  prooess  at  moulding  no.  naod,  without  raqulriog 
of  apparatus.  ' 

Ypura  vary  truly, 


1(5,  1^91. 

H  r.  X  4t  n  n  e  1  1  y 

fy  representative  of  the  American  V/atoh- 
HU^^id*  Company  Polled  on  n»  in  New  York  on  Thursday  .last,  arid 
regret  that  we  were  wt  nsi^  their  system, 
v/^ifh  wfoimiy  VP  O^loyod  at  the  ^abo^^y.  j  understand  that 
on  e  lop  trip  ItyJjt  m-fwM  with  the  wires  Nadine  to  the  indi- 
eator  and  fused  th®,  and  that  the  break  was  never  repaired.  The 
Vateh  Co.  say  that  they  wi;u  Go  to  pp  pxppnfy  t«  jpnt  the  system 

’fl  'iiW,T’£h  W°mnc  0rder  fw  "3»  Do  it  d^ft^e 

fer  :--s  to  have,  this  done? 

0  /6  ™  S<F?X 

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0  #¥#  4$ttfV  .#&*#  w  #*«  3Wiff*n. 

j?rjv*t«  Secretary* 

,  / 

to  *6  ft 

&  ft# 

tetaWity!  Wt  #*&MgSment  we  are  Jiist  eomplet  ivg 
*&  *M>  &  Mtiftffytt  HtMp  Springs  tract,  I  beg  to  say 

to  fla-Ht  at  an  early  day  for  acquiring 

Vfo&typ  M  to  it&s  frights  together  with  ah 

**4*$  Meta  'of  land  in  that 

i  p  m  f*m  ^position, 

m that,  Mt yffivm# % hw&mdmi*k' k 

WWW  at  your  mee  t  in poqfflfjtfy  ift*& 

fimaanittos  to  receive  from  me  «#  frmHlWfy  to  i  fw 
***«»  before  your  wxt  meeting*  a#  ^  tity  fWftjXhW* 

aa  you  may  see  fit  to  give  the  3aid  Cocjrqi&i^* 

Hoping  it  will  be  agreeable  to  you  to  authorise  y<ptf 
tive  C&  to  deal  with  me,  aa  above  suggested*  I  remain 

Very  truly  yours. 

^Z^ffijcMAAA.  SlM 

May  MH.h,  1801 

H.  M.  livor,  Esqt, 

Now  Jersey  &  Pa.  Concentrating:  Wftrks, 

I  bog  to  confirm-  the-  following  telegram  aent  you  to- 

.  "Work  begun  on  screws  this  morning 
expoct  to  express  Thursday.  letter 
hot  yet  received.  .  '  jj,  y/,. 

Yours  very  truly, 

(Signed)  15.  W.,  THOMAS. 

May  19,  189; 

Major  S.  B.  Eaton, 

Edison  Building  Broad  St., 
Wow  York  City. 

D»ar  Sir:- 

I  encaoso  herewith  for  you*  infarction  ooW  0*  * 

1S“"  “i0h  Mr>  Mla“  — M«  to  «.  B„,«  ol 

Props- „  tors  of  t.l»  Boston,  Division  of  Hs»  J.ra.y  ana  *hiilh 

*  **•“  -  *•  Goodrich,  the  Snrvefor  of  w 

*"  ^  -  «»  *onrd  tholr 


Yonrci  very  truly. 



Orance,  N.  J,  May  18th,  1891. 

To  the  Board  of  Proprietors 

of  tho  Eastern  Division  of  How  Jersey. 


Sinco  writing  my  letter  this  morning  I  have  received 
further  information  recording  the  land  of  the  Logan' Tract  and  have 
decided  to  make  you  the  following  offer,  viz. 

1  will  pay  you  ten  dollars  per  acre  for  the  mineral  right 
for  an  additional  thirty  acres,  extending  ten  chains  to  the  south 
west  of  the  tract  already  purchased  by  mo,  and  being  thirty  chains 
in  width  as  shown  in  sketch  below,  together  with  tho  right  to 
purchase  the  full  title  for  an  additional  fifteen  dollars  per  aero 
one  year  from  roeoipt  of  deed. 

Yours  very  truly, 


( Signed ) 

Thomas  A.  Kdii 


May  19,  1891. 

%  dear  Lowroy , - 

You*  latter  of  16th  instant,-  dated  at  Pocantico. 
mU*'  ”*  Y*‘  i8  at  hand*  I  «11  attend  the  hearing  of  the 
fta8S  in  Now  York  on  Monday  next,  25th  instant. 

Yours  very  truly. 

Grosvenor  P»  Lowrey,  Esq., 

‘#15  Broad. St  root, 
New  York  City. 

tmasEg&SsJfii „  H  ‘  '*  »  -"'I  *  . 

19th  May,  1891 

William  E.  Curtis,,  Esq., 

Bureau  of  the  American  Republic^ 

Dep't.  of  state,  Washington,  D.  c. 

Mr.  Sdison  i,  „„„  ^  ^  ^ 

”  r%*-di'*  ~  «.***«*  to  Chili. 

y  “ ""  miu  Uea-  ti»  **?»«..  oo„  in 

„to  *;  “  "  h*a  “  -  -  *«"—  t»  to  toiled  t0 

..  ^  Mr.Bdieonhad,  ao.,od,M 

-»M»  to  .  B.ono^d  tor  th.  or 

^tod.t.todtoroortottoroortoot,.  *e 

,  m.  of  «„  Mioon*  Phono**,*  *ww,  Vo« 

‘M  1  “  *»  «”»  comountoation  no.  under 

da“T’  **“  *-  "f  «*  oannonicate  .ton  w 

1  ^  “  *““*  “*  tt.  oftoototo  or  toe  Company 

Lilian  E.  Ou:ni8,  Esq, 

19tli  Hay,  189a. 

“  CM1J  —  -a  •»  <U.  to  | 

^™„toS8_WBtalmibroTOrtti>tte  | 

mhrw  ro,la“‘  “—*i*  ^  t 

hyQtt  u®°n  this  subject.  '  | 

.  Your a  very  truly. 



May  19,  1891. 

M»  D«  Barr,  Esq.,  District  Manager, 
Edison  Gen'l.  Electric  Comparv, 

Toronto,  Canada." 

Dear  Sir!- 

The  storage  battery  referred  to  in  your  letter  of  8th 
instant  has  been  received  at  the  Laboratory,  also  copy  of  the 
Canadian  specification  on  sans.  Mr.  Insull  .has  also  communi¬ 
cated  with  us  in  regard  to  this  battery,  which  will  be  subjected 
to  a  thorough  test,  and  the  result  made  known  to  y  ou. 

I  note  tint  there  are  no  diagrams  included  with  the  papers 
which  you  sent,  us  concerning  this  battery.  The  specification 
seems  to  bo  an  imperfect  translation  of  a  French  patent.  Vo 
would,  be  in  a  position  to  make  a  more  fair  test  if  you  could  lend 
us  the  full  Franoh  patent,  with  drawings,  or  an  exact  copy  of  the 
sane.  We  would  take  good  care,  of  these  and  return  them  to  ycu 
imnediately  the  test  was  completed.  Please . advise  us  if  you  can 

Yours  truly, 

Edison  United  Phonograph  Compary  , 

Mil'll,  B  u  i  1  d  i  n  g  , 
M«JW  York  City. 

19th  ?  !;ay  *  1891. 

Dear  Sirs:-  > 

I  enclose  herewith  another  letter  received  by  Mr« 
Edison  fsrcn  William  E.  Curtis,  Esq.,  of  the  Bureau  03?  Arne  id  can 
Republica,  regarding  the  shipment  of  a  phonograph  to  Chili,  to¬ 
gether  with  copy-  of  r.y  reply  to  same.  You  will  see  that  the 
phonograph  to  which  iif.  Curtis  referred  in  his  letter  of  1st 
instant  is  tJ  a  one  that  was  promised  some  time  ago  to  the  Uni¬ 
versity  of  Chili ,  about  which  we  have  had  some  correspondence. 

It  seems  that  the  President  of  Chili  is  desirous  or  receiving  from 
Secretary  Blairs  a  phonographic  message  when  the  machine  in  ques¬ 
tion  is-  shipped,  and  Mr.  Curtis  asks  how  this  could  he  arranged. 
Will  you  kill  idly  corroiuni.cate  direct  with  Mr.  Curtis',  and  very  much 

Yours  truly,  ■ />/ 

Private  Secretary. 

Way  20,  1SS1. 

•>»*  suvS  pr“;i*,'“‘« 




tions  to  advise,  you  this  morning  *  ai?*  ?  f°V1ra*'a®d  Mm  inst  mo- 
as  one  of  the  most  important  parts  of  hS  »Lv  trip  WW)  int®«iiptod> 
of  ttea  telephone  batLSidtfeiSt iStlono^  ^  int™«*0ti0n} 

felsphone  Exchanges  at  w4&w2to2£  •  L.  *  i"  th9 
*»  soi ns  to  malic  these  Jars  in  a dSIiS*  Th®,  manufacturers 
the  sidaa  of  the  jar  win  ha  r-ihhas-  '^rf.nt  way »  +,l!at  is  to  say, 
grooves  thus  formal  the  ?i2S  ??  pamtion  let  into  the 

will  overcome  the  difficulty  nhanii  scaled.  This  we  believe 
to  cow  over  am  see  vou  to  ^  ^  1  ^  told  Gladstone 

Give  you  full,  info  rim  tion^  aslc  «k!i  'tha  ba*t85|V  business  and 
leave  New  York*  \*8  1  Bhai:i  probably  not  be  able  to 

behind  on  business  ^Thaw*^  Randcflph  if  we  wore  not  running 
tiring,  to  obtai?gfor„VtS  of\nMrPJhe  *?#*'**  to  *«£* 
boo>as,  as  the  record  which  is  kert  th..^^0*95"  frQn  tiie  haborato^ 
state  of  the  business.  not  »t  all  show  the 

forging  ahead,  and ToLiaeliT +Z behind,  ,but  are 
the  money  we  have  been  obSel  t o  s»r^b<l9S  that  *°  ^ve  liad  and, 
condition  is  fa?  W  msaftfsfaoto^  ^  correcting  them,-  our 
ara  about  §1800  '•  in'  excess  „5'  ^  accounts  receivable 

»»»« w  4S  £S£.T "tavf™hi.*;  >*“r  of  «*•" 

books  and  we  rrake  otir  col  last  inm,  ?  hava  «°  bad  debts  on  dur 
In  a  new  business  where\0  •  .  prompWy  38  feasibly  can. 

ww  cannot  bring  as  much  T^'1*8  t0  ha  do"® 


having*™8  paoi>"e  "nd  w®  never  open  a.  new  account  without 
®  ,,u0  ,!’61?®t  0,1  th'J  financial  responsibility  of  tha  onsto- 

S‘w  T'wl#  ,r“ H* Buraian  &  co?3- 1«  H«*?ork, 

•  repri!!teta+"U' 'vm?  Wlth  Al*xM'.der,  Barney  &  Chapin,  another 
1  1  '  h0128  e>  »ho  will  bardie  our  coo  els.  In 

ns  a^aS “Sow 7fresentcd  «V  Walker  *  Kepler,  vho  have  given 
eaav»  as SJSi? the  prln01Pal  afreet  for  »  display,  the 
irSy^nSSSJ  3nd  Whw  31,0  'PU3hi^  :ialaa  vifbrouaiy.  It 

*  *°  havo  ona  representative  firm  in  /very  larre 

2*i T°V3 Su%SZZ. °*ZZ 

n°l  f?  T  ?otlO0ab;ie  an,0,m'fc  «f  -..railway  telegniph  work  until  we 
h  afoSx!01!1  i1?1011*  and  1  df?  «<*  think  it  /ill  be  very  long. 

J  f,ltlth*  stan,P  of  WProval  on  our/bat  teiy.  They  haw 

thtm  lllini  l^?dPWi. 09110  in  service  at  Buffalo,  and  if  these  give 
!  ®  !*aotJfn.‘  at  Wl11  mke  ®  work  elsewhere  easy,  but  we 

have  sot  to  wait  for  the  result  of  this  tea/.  .  It  is  simply  a  waste 
of  time  and  money  to  send  cun  around  tho  country  on  railway  work 
yhen.y/s  can  do  the  whole  business  right  in  Mew  York,  or  at  least 
the -most  important  part  of  it.  At  present  the  Western  Union  will 
not  honor  requisitions  from  Railway  Superintendents  of  Telegraph 
lor  our  battery*  As  scon  as  -they  "are  willing  to  supply  them,  we 
will  take  care  at  th»  other  end.  .  ’ 

kz£r? +r,hs  Sdia£>n  Gen/fr  Electric  Go  .are  opening  Supply 
-tores  in  all  the  principal  cities  in  Canada,  from  the  Atlantio 
seaboard,  to  Winnipeg.  We  ere  arranging  with  them  to  carry  in  each 
Oj.  ohese  atorea  a  stock  .of  our  batteries,  which  will  cover  that 
*“  *UI  a» 011  »“• 

Bdison  General  Coropary .  .  .  ■ 

SOUTH  AMERICA  AMD  WBST  HTOB83i  We  have  placed  this  business  in 
tlie  nanto 'of, tho  R«  S... Greeley  and  Co.  They  have  several  agents 
who  travel  through  these  countries,  and  these  men  will  £ake  ou£ 
ba^e^  apart  of  their  equipment.  Our  Spanish  catalogue  has  just 
beaa  completed,  and  Greeley  states  that  we  can  undoubtedly  do  a  . 
very  ^ large 'business...  I  considered  it  better  to  place  the  whole 
o  t  ns  .rads  an  the  tends  of  a  responsible  concern  like  Greeley's 
and  3bV*  with, them  whereby., we  are  paid. on  the  15th  . 

of  each  moi^h  for -all  our  shipments  whether  they  have  made  the-ir 
collection  or  not.  Thus  ire  can, ha  ye.  no  bad  debts. 

v°WJ!rtn  recollect  that  soma,  weeks  ago  we  made 
two  yi  opuc-,.'.on3  to  the  people  who  hold  the  .LalanOe  patents  for 
Great  on  tain,  one  of  which  contemplated  oni*  making  sales  in  tint 

this,  information  to  place  baf <  5e  Ms  Boarfi  stat0d  t}at  ha  required 
he  received  our  letter  he  h^t  o  •  Jail  f  hL ,,  p™8Ume  ttet  after 
counts  for  the  delay  of  the  renlv  +«\  b  81d  }!ls«ting,  which  ac~  ' 

8  rePiJ'  to  our  communicat  ion,  j 


♦‘■V*  «?»  -win**  of- »uii«  o»p  u*», 

“  t,na  English  Company  or  through  our  agent,,  DYKR, 

»  *  .sssih  srPs.'* aou  «*"  ***•?*- *> 

prtaS  StS^XiSis;  a,“  ^  *■* 

•  •J**r  is  »«G*ti!*tinc  with  the  Chief  of  the  Belgian  Telerrapha 

Sae  JoreLTlT  ^  Wl1U  ?e  abls  to  a  bawS^hS^* 

+  V-,1  f  ^  sal®s  when  ha  locates  in  London.  Kb  ia  to  ba 

™  hia  return  in  the  e1w*  of  a  ,,eok 
riant  aryi'f  ^ pi?aotloai;iy  tIia  business  centra  of  the  o'onf- 

S£  r a  ,»Sf  teim“  to  *  ■’*•  “’™  •»  ~»M>° 

ToTlr-fe  +  ?rrt*  ^  *  ,0an  'J-earn  .°n  the  subject  I  believe  it  is 
tW°  ,nonth?  01;  to  run  through  our  stock  of  wax 
♦••*•  l>~w  ~!ah0  and  put.  it. in  shape  for  aliippingi  I  have  not  its  «rt 

’m  re“lvo  “•>»  ««*®*S££Si 

aT it  ir^S  t)-lJ  r.vS  rae+e  Capa0ity»  and  ^ve  them  credits 
as  xx  used,  t)*t  we  *111  not  issue  immediate  credits  for  scrap. 

Youra  truly, 

tOtcuu  Suu 

Mto  /Zhtd&Aj 

07  /tturadC Mild 

SltMt  £.fr/TO 

1/  4lru-  v. 

fwa**!  &  'tf* 

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Mi,  <?cU*er>  LM  Meyuyrafils  Vcr«/*«*y,M>A tcX  & 

,  fo*  titlAni  <UacC  ^  Jc  J„d,  <uu*v*witHy  J  aa,M>  S<VO* 

So  Inoutr&j  jjtix,  Jcy  a  er**Uy  ivIa  cvi, , 

^  X  i/iPie.  ouv  fk^itiMte^A  *u.  a^AacX  aJ.  sdtftns  u'Sy  Sou 

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0%lt'  or  cl;  £*f*yj  ^  &&•  ,A*Ai>t  (Aaxa^j  ot/iW  Asvi^oi4A*a/ierC  ^trtA/  (,<*j**J 
9***  tni l/  A*t  Atga/td  do  (i  ua+acj  om^is  jCo  Jsieattiji  etAAn£€iaAttd? 

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t  have  your  latter  in  »a<jM*d  ta 
fstm  «»n  yo».t  Qft#  p#  fitt  idea  aa  to  hpw  waW  j*»tihda  of  aorap  wax 
■flfwu  «»  ruonflfjwj^.ffdrua  ta  com  &%aw  a*  s*lw  bate)  w  in- 
U'X'Mon  in  to  m  M<sh  se  *»  tfofttfeniantly  o*h  there  oqtl  iaaua 

tsz'065  ft«  to  it  #§  ft  w  h*e&t  I  Want  to  Obtain  aoa*  iflta  of  our. 
sto.rn#'/  eapao%r*  *0  tint  *hth  hM^fcW’1'  th*  Efliaop  Phonograph 
ywiv.  nan  ip  tfcox*  the  n> t,i+4ri*i  Vhmn^ypB* 

tfmm  i iwir  twtov 

Jtyivatr  8acnitf«y* 

?,Otfc  May,  1891, 

Alerter  'BlHott,  Jr,,.Es<j»,  • 

••  <i  o  h  r  a  n  H  o  u  a  o  , 

Newton,  N«  J. 

Dear  Sir:- 

Your  1  attar  of  l?th  in^Attt  is!  at  WtL,  «hd  t  MU 

noted  contents  of  same. 

You.,may  close  With  Pafr&M  Wp  t kHll({  &  lltfrM  fefMAi#  Cpi4o«;  to- 
purchase  tha  majority  of  the  atodc  of  the  {jWfpi*  Wn 
Tifei  oil  owns  tha  Bavehpon  Mjbfe,.  -at  fffc?  ^  . 

aarrnot  got  it  *i  $5»0QQ,  Yob  ha#  ty»ttf»if  ff*f  $mm  the  Pthtfa 
and  ask  them  if  tipy  win  hot  come  in  j&t  tha  earns  price. 

Say  to  the  Crane  Iron  people  that  w*  have  been  prospecting 
on  the  Egbert  Church  mine,  but  had  to  take  the  nn  surety  to  pros¬ 
pect  another  mine;  he  will  soon"  return  hows  veer;  the  rock  is  vary 
much  dietrrabed  and  we  were  v-eiy  much  f-ut  out  by  the  formation  at 
Egbert  Church, 

In  regard  to  the  Hi  It  a  mine,  see  what  kind,  of  m  option  yon 
can  get  —  how  much  money  they  want  ibr  the  right  to  purchase  -it 
within  18  months,  and  «iao  what  is  the  minimum  amount  for  whs.  ah 
they  would  lease  it. 

Alex.  Elliott,  iTr» 

26th  May,  1891. 

You  m ay  close -the  Howell  and  Split  Rook  mines » 

How  about  the  Cobb  Mina?  * 

You  need  not  bother'  about  the  Pike’e  Peak  Mine,  as  ne  find 
nothing  there • 

You  speak  about  the  Ogden  Mine  search.  Do  not  forgot  that 
we  lave  the  couple  te  search  of  title  here  in  the  hands  of  Mr. 
Lehman*  Please  see  him.  I  think  the  only  search  you  should  make 
ia  to  see  that  there  is  nothing  on  record  about  bonds  or  judgments 
against  the  Company  or  any  contracts  obligating  the  Ogden  Co«  to 
any  particular  thing.  Mr.  Roed  has  turned  over  all  the  documents 
and  searches  relating  to  Ogden  to  Mr.  Lehman  and  they  are  here  at 
your  disposal.  Our  search  on  all  the  titles  of  property  in  con¬ 
nection  with  our  surveys  at  Ogden  was  made  by  Read,  I  think. 

Mr.  Lehman  has  surveyed  Seward,  and  it  does  not  amount  to 
very  ranch.  If  ho  does- not  cone  down  to  *  reasonable  sum,  1  do 
not  think  we  shall  want  it  very  badly.  However  if  you  can  get  a 
decs}*  arrangement  with  him  we  had  better  take  it,  as  it  makes  the 
whole  thing  continuous. 

T-Wi Ii«^ca»-wp- »»»■  cole  amNwy  ‘mid1  tfgsrtr  it  -anmmU  ttr-wwy- 
^r,g.  \jL  Cole  (,vfl| vwfc,  -4  Attoliw*  {'*•»  ** 

You  soy  'Please  write  Mr.  Per#  a  letter  About  inoreaaine  my 
salary.8  You  have  made  a  mistake  in  regard  to  this.  1  did  not 
make  any  arrangement  about  greasing  y^fur  salary.  The  arrange* 
ment  was  that  you  get  the  same  Salary  M  yon  are  getting  now,  but 

Alexander  Elliott,  ffr,  '  tty  SO,  *881, 

$15,00  a  day,  whi^p  wording,  eftd  expense*,  you  to  hire  the  man  on 
jiwt  what  teams  n*  Y<xx  please.  AH  that  we  want  is  that  he  shonia 
be  a  good  active  man* 

Regarding  yottr  letter  also  of  19th  instant,  informing  me  of 
Z^^icht'  T10w  I,ratty  **11  convinced  that 
the  Wright  and  Welling  properties  are  of  no  valtttf  to  w.  *0  I 
a^1S!  ^t^°V°ifete  Hr>  ***■&*  tlalt  **4  proposition  is 

not  acceptable  to  tesj  then,  let  the  matter  drop  until  suph  time 
aa  lie  feels  inclined  to  6m&  to  our  tonne. 

tfoxm  very  truly. 


May  20, 

Th*  O^ttnee  Cltfb, 

Z*PP9{L*  tifofl't  Tpe tum*** 

#%>  **fy(P«o%  St,,  Bnst  orarttfe,  ».  J, 

Dos**  Sir:- 

1  enclose  Nroviih  tyr.  Ediaon'e  ehOofc  to  the  ordor  of 
tfia  Oran co  CWb,  for  $85.00,  inpayment  of  SOj^  of  hi*  mibaoription 
to  the  bondo  of  your  CJttb,  i^a«*  of  Fob,  2nd,  }89l,  in  aCoordonoo 
with  your  oircm^or  i«rtt»r  of  eth  instant*  noaae  aotaowledc® 


(2a  jztnJ  pwjLaXLOJW  dxA*xC  Ajfitewn* 

pcM  Uu  Aa&v  J  4y  Jo  ^clM  jjLvctJ; 
„rfuu  U*aOOC'C_.  IUui^j  ^  ,,£  ,7^<Uaaa^j 

■^h/  m  trfeu 

^  ^ l  ^  l?crr~/lv  yty^j 

bb  Co  disi-vn  0^)ffn  o^raAjj  ^/errAxu  cov\ds  £xxjcJL  ay 

'^CiAn/Y  trj dJub  (jcIul  vn  O^vnojT'afiJj  fa'errhxu  COvxds  jUuhJC  cry 
-&eaWlAA  <*  da&str^.  falojyj  /-  /Sf/  y*cy  oAfa  0yW  xA^i 

d*-  Sfyf/tmd,  4a*pL#mjicIj  Js^j  ^  CriAst/  6</yvt^0CtAjt^ 

CLcJt^crudl^iJ  /ULcjU^ad  tj[  flcV^Jb  AaaoL 

82,  mi, 

mtfUtm  Him  Datecto*, 

#***»*«*«**,*,  Nan  Y*i*  city, 


t^tow  &  **““  “  "*  *—  *"  «.«tw 

J?'  ™°m  ™ tmt  1  **  *«-  «*.«.  ««or  «  flM 

.  BsthM  «*Hr«  »"»  «„  pr..,«  «  tto  wtoh. 

"*  ‘J~  ^  *“1Sa““W*  ““  »  *»  not  t.^ 

toy  clfcng*, 

Va«p«  Vff  jy  tptasr. 

.ppiv^ta  Snepotapy, 

May  22,  1891, 

Senor  Pedro  a'rujiiio, 

°  £C  o  t  a  9  Colombia* 

Mr.  F,  S.  Hastings,  of  the  Edison  Electric  Light' 
ConW,  Mew  Yo*#  has  Mnt  to  me  a  copy  of  your,  letter  to 'him 
M6P  d8tS'  ito°h  1$'ih  la8t*  reference  to  the^emark  «*,  • 

—l.iea  tterem  to  tie  effect  that  you  haa  hoped  to  receive- lot, tars 
“i@s  faUt  mr*  ''-aaPP°interl,  1  Should  like  very  much  to  Jaw 
upon  whitt  you  bsseo  this  expectation,  aa  1  have  no  recollection 
of  over  having  been  favored  with  any  cprreepondence  frbra  yeiiraelf. 
Had  I  received  any  connunioationp  fror.  y on, 'rest  a csu.rM  »*  «**»« 
sivj  that  l  a houlfi  have  teen  only  too  glad  to  have  acknowledged 
promptly  their,  receipt. 

I  note  J*  your  letter  that  you  are  desirous  of  obtaining  a  . 
portrait  of  Mr*  Edison,  together  with  acme  printed  matter  relating 
to  ms  work,  and  it-  gives  ins  a  great  deal  of  pleasure  to  gratify 
.ti)"3  wish,  x  am  sending  fcoiyou  by  tliia  mail,  under  separate 
cover  a  photograph  of  Mr.  Edison,  upon  which  I- have  had  him  plaoe 
hie autograph,  and  I  beg  that  yen  will  accept  the  same  with  Mr, 
compliments.  ag  fta  w  own.  J-  am  also  sending  to  y 

SSw&r  PadrO  Truj-iUo. 

“  •  “ay  8a,  1891, 

"A  “rtIm®M3l>B  M  Uvttor  WU1 

„  J  “  UIe  ~  •  «•*  *  *.  »w.  uu, 

or  «,•  *  bM,f  °*  “°h  “  “*  to"rt*  H*.  U»  »«l 

Which  I  truat  you  will  f in*  ifct«wtli*. 

I  note  all  you  oay  about  OW  friend  Mc<*  dwa»,  whoae 

-« «  w w  **  i  jMMlwa„.  , 

aM™  ,ta*  “r-  *i.  UhU 

rou  make  in  your  latte*  in  thia  ejection.  "  * 

With  beat  wishes,  believe  m 

3fotn<8  -Very  truly. 

May  26,  1891. 

Edison  Building,  Broad  Street* 
Naw  York  City. 

Dear  Sir:~ 

With  reference  to  your  letter  of  aist  inet ant,,  asking 
if  Mr.  Edison  would  consent  to  the  rti'tMni^  of  Hirdm  S.  M^i*, 
to  testify  in  our  behalf,  1  **  *„  confirm  ^naee  which  **’* 
telephoned,  to  you  from  thin  effU*  t***  In  repir  to  your  in¬ 
quiry,  to  the  effect  that  Mr.  Edx**n  ******  your  ^in±hg 

Y6hnw  ^ruly. 



*■»«-■*  vmri  1  4,  i-v  -V  »>  , 


May  27,  1891. 

Alexander  Elliott,  Jr«,  Esq.* 

Cochran  K  d  ti  fi  e  , 

Netton,  M.  J« 

Dear  Sir:~ 

Your  letter  of  26th  instant  is  at  hand. 

You  may  close  with  Wright  at  25  and  5,  and  five  hundred 

Leave  the-  description  of  the  property  at  Ogden  blank. 

I  return  herewith  Wright '3  letter  ai  requested. 

Yours  truly. 



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27th  May  .  1893=. 

i  B»  Paine,  Esq.,,  District  Manager* 

E  d  'i  s  o  n  Q  e  n  '  'I.  B  1  e°  a  t  r  i  o  0  < 
B  os't  p  n  ,  Mass. 

Sear  Sir !r  T 

Your  letter  <!|f' 20th  instant'  reach'd  m " in  flue  course, 
arid  I  ehoiose  herewith  Copy  of" a  letted  which  I  haveto-day-  adr 
dressed  to'Dr.  doit,  whtioh  I  Kopt  will  have  the  dpljired  effect. 

In  ease  yon  succeed  in1  obtaining. this  Contract,  please'tako  pains 
to  see  that  St.  Paul’s1  School  is  furnished ’tit ha  first  oIssb 
•plant  -  one  tb&t  'will  IgiW  entire  satisfaction. 

Yours  vasir  truly  . 

27  th  May,  1891. 

Jbbtjo  Milnttr  Co  it, 

St'  P««l!» 

CONCORD,  Nftw  HaWp^ire. 

My  dear  §iy,- 

Mr*  S*  5*  tha  'Mwa^er  ^  y,Q  ^  Engine- 

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“  "*  P“rS  SCh“1'  1  “«— *  **  »—  «*  «u  .no  oon.«, 

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th«  it  you  fav.o  «w  mm,  con’!,  ' 

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Yotora  vaiy  t(ruly. 



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...  „  "*ay  XU  1891. 

w*  h  %iaorjrt  J5sqj#j 

No>*  7  ^  ;<«an<telph  Streep 
Chicago,  in*, 

Ba*r  sjLrj- 

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trial»  h0  wo»W  like  ijt  voiy  whl 

P^iwafte  Seowtaiy* 

27th  May,  ia®i. 

Jobss  Selignan,  Esq** 

Mi  1  1  a  Building,, 

New  York  city . 

My  dear  Sir!- 

I  enclose  diWow iih  a  letfW  *IllUh  1  haw  received 
from  Prof*..  Barker,,  of  thii  University  of  Patfajoylvania,  relative  to 
furnishing  Prof*.  Hermanw,  of  KonigsbOifc  Unit  ferity,  wtih  a  phono- 
graph,  for  use  in  oomedtion  with  the  -sttf^llifie  investigation 
tl»  mechanism  of  speech.,  You  will  so 6  by  }'|L>f  *  Barker's  Utt«» 
that  tlie  Trustees  of  the  Elizabeth  Thbmpsoii  Bbionce  Fund,  of  tliitfh 
.Professor  Bowd'itoh,  of  the  Harvard  Medical  LhOel,  is  fredidendlj 
and-  circular  in  regard  to  whfch  iaalac  Onc&o soft;  >ve  *W '&«&*> 
ri'zed  to  expend  three  ;^nndfed  dollars  to  at*  Prt*f*Jfeltmann  «»  <lftpry 
out  his  plans  ,  and'  tha,t  as'  much  of  this  tttup)  m  my  be  nSoaeestY  is 
available  for  the  pure  .base  of  &  phoftOgrepfc*  t  $SLhk  it*  cdttti 
afford  to  let  these  people  have  one  of  the  heir  phonographs  fer- 
^i50*t  Th«'  instrument;,  ae  you  will  dies*  iff  to  b$  Led  fiddly  ifty) 
scientific  research.  If  yOn  nigra 0  With  pat-  plead*  let  M  know 
at'  once,.,  so  that  I  cdp  conntuhio4id:  with  -fiarkfr**  and  inform 
hita  that  urc  will  furri|iah  a  phOnbgfflph  at  half  tWO**  rthftfa 

the-  correspondence  w^tWyour  rbply. 

Youry  VOfy  tljrcOy* 






.encloea  herewith  copie3 

vlr*  ■•SdiaojKQ.vH 

l»  E%aanfl. 

this  sit-bi 

'any  «dare sutad  to 


toon  ..J-afeTved' 



l:  .  •'aq,f  secretary, 
i ’.leoovcry  &  fighting  co,  yrd.. 
nor  cat  9  ft,  >Bd03t,  T.n'ir^'M;  V;  -i^V- ■ 

X  boR  Ao  -acknOKledgp  the  receipt  of  .  your  l.o  of 
i-  •• to*  j.alantlo^oh'aperch  i'K't  pnto,  ”r  :••.'■•  tie  or  ns 
■  -:?rB  >4  ...a.lavnfq  and,. Chaperon  I  an  wwv.iV.Miti>  ring  Ufcene  1  ■.  v 

•'or  Bale  -in  t*ho  tln'i'tod  States "and  other  countries  •••■•*;  •  ■■■>  1 
!  "  if.  a  roasbmb  >.o  working  ari*angomtoit.i  noluld  bo  a-.i;ie  p -r. - 
•  T'her:  •  to  be  planed;  on  sale  in  that  part  of  i~r eat  >.*<ita  •  ■  b 

L-=  so  /.fcroxaed  .by yc,ur.  Coiiipany,  I  do  not  desire'  -to  pure  In'-  t  title 
to  theoo  patstUu. 'bu't  'f' arr:  '^  !  :i  ;g  '4o"  .1  fair  royalty 

■ ’.e  within  your  territory,  i^Bdoli  an  arrangemelnt  >ka  this  i 
not  bo  iiiru-nfactory  to  .your  Company,  perhaps- an/.fifriranjtc-’Oiu  it* 
”5  f.'iJde  :wIn5rvob.y  yep  'wp.uld, .purchanc  tho  cello  from  me  and  ». 
them  'your 'selves'  in  c'}reW''Ti£it'di«,  iri  Whioh-sasie  I*  would  hr.  a  the 
>'i;.’on  j ienjifQo turin^ .Coxr.pany.Vfi®ure  on  the  lowest  possible  .uric*;. 
r\  which  ihea’e  'ceuidf  "be  delivered  toi  your'  X  Bond  to  yon  under 
sop.;  rata  cover  some  ofythe.  ijktlalogues  recently,  issiiod  which  sbov. 
the.  imp  rot  riant  made  ?by  'rii^tsaljf  "in  ';the-fi«i!bigr.',  of  -these  ■  r* 1  ?.  n . 
fvh -i  :nipx; .ipitpBp  from  up  or  a  if  the  battery  :  express trig  aatfi . - 
i  ion  "h t>  Un /operation, ^  '  I  'KaiKe 1  "iiiv Sstbd'*  &'■ tv oi’Si  : largo  amount  0  -.' 
mono''..-  in  ••se«>ji6li'phifiB  a_ 'factory  tor  the  Kdison  -l.dlande  Battery, 
art!  should  .  be  grlaid  to  asdii'"t6  ! its \  output^  Shpp'ljr.  -of  /coils  ror  trw. 
Britain'-,.  » ’Tfe»;ee.ntral-Asat,('ipn  ;qf 1  manufacture  enables  fcht  lowest'.  to  'be  .ee«j'i»r?d',  aWil  '.i‘-em  Wife'  £3fvtyo>tf  -tiife  wiliinr;  to  contom- 
.  '  rfo  nrWnrteisWBi  of  tho  J^ind  Ithat.  satisfactory  pr-ices  could  V. 
•r:c  •  •  y.r.i  by  the  Edison  J.fewd'fbetUi,irtg';\3'o^atiy-,' .' 

;iv:  battery  in  nweti^it,.>!itl1  j3'piendi'd  itubooss  i'n  this  and  ad- 
:«!  0 ounces,  unci'  it  iirouia  without  dbubt  bo  well  received  ,  in 

Ynitrs  very  truly, 

(Signed. )  Tho s,  A.  l-tdiao: 

#a*p  y, 


zjHD^||opvr^-  *  gomtavy,  jff$f 

London,  1,3th  March*  1.S91* 

Pvoi:  &>r:-- 

I  duly,  received  your  letter  of  the  17th  ultimo,  to.* 
g<s  ther  with  the  two  catalogues  for  which  I  am  much  obliged* 

To-  enable  my  Directors  to  come  to  a  decision  wi;ll  you  Kindly 
ls-tr-  V»hat.  royalty  you  would  suggest  should  be  paid?  2nd, 

Yh rough,  what  channels,  you  would  propose  to  dispose  of  the  CoJls  in 
Vila  Country,  and  3rd.  What  would  be  the  lowest  coot  at  which  ’/£»• 
Cituidi  supply-  the  Cells  to  this  <tas$«uy  in  case  they  should 
to  push  the  3alea  themselves? 

An.  early  reply  to  the.  above  will  greatly  oblige 

(Signed)  ■  J.  H.  Hondomon, 


l’hos.  A.  EdiffOn,  Esq., 

The  Edison  Manufacturing  Co., 
Orange,  B.  J-.,  U-.  S.  A. 


I.  April  vl6th,  1891. 

The  General  zinc  Kecoi 

LJhting  Co,.  Limited-, 
n  d  o  n,  H»  C..  KKSLANB,. 

I  tobg  to  say  In  reply  So  yoh'r  <l«at&e.r  :;of  !<l0'.th  ■-ultimq , 
■answering  the  three  questions  which  yon  ;asUs  therse&ii,  .;£ii)ist,  that  I 
»m  billing  to  pay  'ydiif  Company  the  same  ■r-ojy'al'ty  .a®  *r$u$sr’tMe«ft»  1«- 
Lande  &  Chaperbn,  ttflr  the  privilege  of  selling ■aaison-iEiianae  wells 
within  the  territory  for  which  yon  .hold  thp  pkfdntryghtfB'—  What  is 
to  acy,  ,5  cents  -per  litre  3f®»  capacity  .Qiijf  each joell.'  il'tenclosp 
herewith  a  sheet  upon  which  we  illiiistmt  ed  •the'war.ibii's  ttypoe  .whioh 
are  made  by  the  Kdison  'Manufacturing  vCompany.,  ‘showing  t£f?e  '-riitre 
capacity  of  each  and  the  amourtt  .of  royalty.,.  Second  •.  ;;i!n -Regard 
to  channels  through  which  I  would  propose 'disposing  of  <tfi« ''cells  in 
your  .country,  this  would  depend  altogether  upon  subsequent  oireUm- 
stahoe.  The  agent'  for  the  battery  in  'stilish  Hur.opean  wburitrAes  i*as 
we.  have  the  privilege  of  selling  in  is  Mr»  Miflip  ’B.  ^Dyor,  .,o5f 
Antwerp,  Belgium,  the  '.foreign  representative  <.o'f  the  iAnieriican  ^Edison 
factories,.  I  would  p'l&ce  .'the  cells  primarily ‘in  *r».  iDyer 's.ihanda 
and  leaVe  to  hi*  Judgment  the  :format'ion  of  'a  .oon'rfe#,t?iabn  with  ‘latfal 
selling  bgcfhts.  .  ... 

Tftiid.  iveypect  to  'the  lowest  :cost  ;at  ■wh’®5h%i'r  fabtony 
can  supply  thbsb  cells  to  yodr  Company,  in  Vase  ' you  '‘Blibtiitl  .‘ddcjji’de 
.to  ptich  the  your  selves,  X  have  had  the  veiny  .lowest  -.cefets  sis  Per 

tftined,  and  wdiiid  ullow  you  It  disedunt  at  BS#  from  the  list  prices 
quoted  in  bur  eatal'b^etVfe  %ich  'bYc  '■liffir'ealy  :i'n  ybur  iMhids,,  .for -ord¬ 
ers  of  not  less  than 'five  hundred  cello.  .'The .  very  .largest  dis- 
cdurit  >hicVi  We  alfeW  t'b  the  S’deai«r.s  In  ithis  .'tfountry '  is  '50# 

and  i.5#.  ,  .  v 

•X  nriv  ohndlnfe  yhu,  *&n£er  cblydr.,  tsomo  sbo.pfo'B  -Of  «a 

"Mcdlb&i  Catilb'itiib1'  Asfetffrd  'Edison  'faafmfetituWihg  ’QVmpatiy.. 

In  ad'ditlbh  iJb  thb  battft,d!%'ir  of  erred  tb  r6hb«eih,  we'baVB,-,  Mii&e 
theab  htt%'Al%d%8  .'RiaSh  (a  Cgalyanic  .'tia‘tt«ry  ttfid  -a  •iefldO's- 

•b$tt  hatt  bt“y» ,  '$fiWan#B  ..hirt  teVr  fcfc  'hot  >iili*Btr'«hWd  Ith  '-fiftis 

adtaldguO  j  as  it  wab  %&iipTetetty&  -the  •fimertft  ithe  t  ime ‘this 
printing  Stas  dohi.  -y8&  Will  find  a  'di'tfbifiptfbn  of ‘it  .on  page  8. 

t  bfeimfjfhla.  Ahfb^fction  *i&l%  4&  suTfi-cibht  ifb  "enable'r 
jji^bbtbrii  to  t'eabh  A  'debfslbn-,  Should itybtir --Company  determine  to 
ftnft'il*  thfe  battery  W6  Will  Supply  iyou'^^h  '^iy  fell  informatibh  /;. 

giVin'ft  tlVfe  rfedbik  %f  ;our  experienc'd  4nd  7.$'&V&bre  *w'i't'h  ’'redphet  ‘to 


large  and  small  installations,  and  assist  you  ip  «»pry  v&y 

If. your  Company  do(sido  to  accept  a  royalty  and  to  ‘tfic  l^e^mi’ad 
Kdiaon  Manufacturing  Campanil  to  I  «  udrilo 

llSllTrZZl  ohould  b*  —*«  in  » 

license  agreement. 

Yours  very  truly, 


'1H0S.  A.  'EDISON'. 

GKNRRAI,  ZIH0  'RJjppj/IJRy  &  JJORpHG  G$t£>Apy,  LTI). 


Dow  Sir;-, 

r«  i&inc  jRo^o^ry  it  i^htine'  Co,„ 

On  the  lath  JI*T>.c.h  :l»st  , I  -wrote  yolp.  as  ;  f,ensio^4  i’.ap$y  ;bv.t 
have  not  .yet  repe-Upa  ypur  reply., 

.As  the  time :.o.ur  Annual  Meotihjp  id  close sat  -.hand  'J  shall 
be  .glad  to  have  a  reply  from  .you  in  ori  pier  that  ‘J  --may  /lay  .  jit  -fcfifsse 
that  Meeting.. 

■Sours  faithfulj  ly, 

>  -  TSigned)  J.:M. ;Hender»oh* 


<J  9  t  K, 

With  reference  to  yoj*r  Mj  <»****  of  0th  instant,  *9i 

"***  thin  morning:  reply  to  your  prevj  iou8.*o^hieat ton  dated 

13th  March  Was  unavoidably  delayed,  It  goo*  forward,  however, 
by  .thin  mail,  under  aeperdte  ,p ewi'  ’* 

^ran^ie,  N,  ,J„  ^>ri;i  4pt;,  -1.89,1. 

Jf  M.  Henderson,  Esq.,  (too ‘V-  • 

"*  The  a;  Z.  «,  jfc  z*r  Co„  -Limited, 
London,  «,  ,c*  JWffiUUJB,  .  ’ 

£  0*  v. 

tori}  24  th,  X8g^ 

^  *4- ,  1)4*%' 

<J«n’2,,  ^  .ft.  &  i.  cotj  timt^av 

•  *•“»**,  «.  -0. 

ne«w  Sir i->- 

1  **•“  ei«*wM  in  w»|:^  wj  ms  «tt*  aui,  aia»r 
“”"■'  *  «w  »*■*'  grit*  »MW  „ 

**"*  J”“‘  **  “*  «*»  «  «*r  4*  «W;fwT  .«.«»«!*.  «,««„  a, 

BKMr«i*  diBtribak loft,  ^  >  4i«t.  Wlj  ,«.itl :  «M  «,.  IXmaMKm 
Jf  W  M"»i«  S*W  fta.nfc  „jj>  yw  fl„4  ^  ?WM  of 

*  *Br  Joi**fr  ve^y 



o.  England  May  l»,9l. 

T»  A.  Rateon,  >’sq., 

Ortingo,  h.  J.,  I/,  s.  A. 

re  deneral  Zinc  Recovery  &  Mftjbting  Oq.  .  jtitd. 
i  in  receipt  of  yours  of  the  10th  y'ltimo,  the  co*6*btB  of 

which  are  noted  and  I  have  submitted  same  |o  my  Direo*”'8' 

The  Annual  Gow*l  Meeting  of  the  Con^any  ia.  he  held,  in 
the  middle  of  Juno  and  your  proposition  wijlp,  then  he  submitted  to 
the#  for ' their  final  determination. 

-  To  enablo  me  to  meet  the  questions  w^jich  are.  sure  to  be  ad¬ 
dressed' to  me  I  should  be '.glad  if  you  courljf,  8ive  m®  *"  estimate 
..(baaed  upon  your  expeAiencd  of  American  f*f88  ahii  thh  Royalty  ac¬ 
crued  due  or  paid  to  Lalande  6  Shaper?*1)  (jf  Tbit  this  Company 
night  reokon  upon  as  an  inaomo  from  the  af  pangement  . 

you  will  quite  understand  1  d°  not.  w|»h  in  -any  way  to  bind  you 
buV  simply  to  give  mo  your  awn  qeri}n)atV*f  j  *  ®uidd* 

I  Should  be  glad  if  you  «Mld  '  let  me-  have  that  as  soon  ae 
possible  so  as  to  be 'here  in  time  for  the;' Meeting'. 


l  M,  Hdnderson, 

aa,  m* 

R*  A.  PoiOta^ 

n*.  «*(, 

Dorn*  S4**» 

»i*h  MIW»*  t.w»  1«W  Dt^  tortK,,.  ^ 
*“***“  «th  **  KiWji*  „*-„*»,* 

*>*.»  *.  ta  y.  MO*  M  «ta  «*  ,**  Wh  ^  rmrm^ 

*“  *"  ’*“  *““*ter  “»**  *4*  >«  l»  *,««»,  ** 

*““,n  «*  k  **»*,*, 
•"***  »><*«&.  »*  *  »  **,„ 

T?w*a  -fcs*fe4yt 

jfattwU  4[0WW«WW 

28th  May.,  1891. 

Mr.  Wn,  e.  Kibble, 

p  t#  ^  V  era-,  . 

Dear  sir:* 

,  *  '  *  ' 

Your’ letter  of  13tU  inatfcnt  was  diily  tf^vfed* 
Edison,  , 

HUvPartor,.^  citt»,.!Ha8,^ilStan  Mr,  Edison,  -asking 

for  price  of  engine*  pup,  belts,  Rafting,  am  a.^8t  .Qf  ', tools. 

So  far  as  the -engine, and  Deans  ■,  pumj^ar  arc  once  msd,  th*  .ft,w  cost 

$750,  and  the  fetter.  $62,  a**toy  S^aon  will  sail  both  of  than 

at  the  pries  named, .leas  IB^-for  tf^h,  and, the  other  articles  in 

Proportion.  Id  enable  us  to  dateline  the  cost  of  the  latter,  it 

will  be  -ncoesaary  $?r  yoh  to  info»A  ,**,  to  the  size  of.tha  belts 
uo  sena  ua 

“  *h»r“’»  “"%•  in  th.  .host  *.4,**  te. 

ftWi5h:  '°  olt  htthie  intbpnat  ion  ns  wly  „  p9.Bibl., 
in  th.  -MM.  »-  WBht  oi™i,hW  ««.*»  ***  »mnaihE 
the  boiler  and  engiria.  -  .  ' 

Youra  very  truV, 

Thomas  B.  QomorV,  Baq., 

Wept  OniW  i  :»•  & 

My  dear  Sir:- 

I  ha^e  looked  OVar  the  inscriptions  of  the  Scoop 
System  of  Marine  Propulsion  that  ,ypu  lei  ft  at  tfie  laboratory.  «lt 
lodks  all  right,  but,  pf  course,  the  crrijly  way  to  test  its  ef- 
ficiency  and  practicability  is  by  oxpar/iroent,. 

In  regard  to  makiflc  an  appointment  to  meet  Mr.  Secar,  1 
regret  that  I  cannot  do  this*  .  At  the  present  time  I  am  so 
busily  occupied,  and.  my  movements  are  so  uncertain,  that  were 
I  to  make  any  appointments  in  nine  cases  out  of  ten  I  would  be 
unable  to  keep  them* 

"iai^ra  yaiy  truly,  / 

'  ■ " . *T 

May  28,  1801. 

!■(*  a  ’ 

Samuel.  Insuli,  Esq.,  '*  ■  . 

Edison  Building,  Broad  St..,  .  ^  * 

Now  York  City, 

Dear  Sir:- 

,  I  bag  to  acknowledge  the  receipt  of  your  letter  of 

2/jth  instant,  enclosing  certificates  of  the.  Jersey-  and  -Pom*  a. 
Concentrating  Works  for  ninety-two  share, 3  of  the  Capital  Stock  of 
that  Company,  With  transfer  attached,  the  same  beine  sent  to  me  as 
further  security,  for  four  hundred  shares  Qt  -the  stock  of  the 
Edison  General  Electric  Company  loaned  Ito  you  by  myself,  and  on 
account  of  which  I  already  hold,,. as  collateral,  260  shares  of  N, ' 
vT»,  &  Pa.  C.  Wks.  stock,  making  a  total  to  date  pf  352  shares,  to 
be  held  by  me  as  security  for  the  said  loan,  as  stated  in  your 
letter  now  under  acknowledgement.  I  note  that  it  is  your  in¬ 
tention  to  deposit  further  certificates  of  the  aarne  stock  frem 
time  to  time  as  the  ’assessments  are  paid]. 

Yours-  very  truly  , 

ADzanJ  40u~ 


Henry  c.  Ware,  Esq., 

Edison  Phonograph  Worfaj, 
Orange,  N«  if.  ' 

On  enhaitting  to  Mr.  Saloon  tile  Burning  Snamry  or 
Piono^h  Worm,  H,  Ml  for ,.e*  ehdinejsnh  «»,  lan,  h. 
•iroa  n»  to  ranina  ,«  in  regard  to  the  l,«gth  of  time  „hi.h  .as 
opooifioa  ,0  the  Edison  United  Fhonoersphlco.  os  neeessw  for  ‘ 
th.  «•**  of  tools  before  „rk  eonla  be  ,*,e»o.d  on  thsir 
shines.  Ur.  Ediaon  says  that  frdn  the  loan,  of  the  pay  roll  it 
»nld  m  tu  yon  sr,  not  doing  on  the  tools,  sea  he 

fears  that  yen  rill  no,  have  than  a<e»  in, hi  ,*»  yo. 

Youra  Ve#  truly, 

Private  Secretary* 


Ydwr  lottw  of  m*  *n*tm  $jjL  at  i#nd,  i „» 

in  the  **«*>  the 

T***  which  I  pm  eonduotine,  at  a  salary  'ri'f  twenty  dollars 
Piaase  *«*>*»  ira  w)wn  y-m  pm  pammeo  mw  duties. 

Mi»o  «/0  V.  Gladstone, 

7our  favour  of  the  1st,  ih*t  I  to  h*fc*.  X  that  j 

carmot  send  you  the  diagram' asked  #«-*  *  **  TO*  thfti*  that  r 
saw  one,-  fho  Eypewheea#f on  the  Bi:^foao.  inatrumento  Ifcake  6  g  cells^ 
***  Zh°  mt0V*  thy  sara9‘  the  aifor  Of  i>m<w  'in  eaclh  case  is 
about  100  days,  ihe  TO,  calls  put  this  min  line  of  nm'oolM  & 
stock  has  g  wires  on  fit,  replacing  ^  jy*  cells  of  callaucl, 
this  battery  furnish*  B  current  fpr  the<lr  two  longest  circuits, 
they  ^o  have  a  30  o  *11  batter  that  is  **  on  the  veiy  sb^t 
a i reams °  You  will  remember  my  yof,t  from  Chicago,  that  the 

Wo  ->U  federal -officers  in  Chicago,  dcM^clled  all  offices  west 
of  Buffalo  and  Pitt,  sj  burg,  and  Without  /their  conaejfit  no  "office 
could  fdopt  our  batt  ery,  Mr  SvWaBr»''tihci  Electrician  of  the  ^i8|>ric 
ldeolin4  FQMit  '*jis  *»  Pdt  up  a  bit-fiery  freeiuntil  we  could' 
show  allstter  from  i  Mr,  Brown«  As  I  t  understand  |iij  ,  *a  are 
dependJiW  on  the  success  of  tip  battery  at  Buffalo,  for  this 
lsttexy«|)n  amount  Jof  the  failure  pf  tjhe  30  cell^Mr  Kitton 

.-.ibvut  A  it  ih. .  hawdljr  .  advisable 

*/y  •  - 

Prof.  Rob  *  t .  h.  Bxufrrtdn,. 

M  to  ^  h 

h“r8f<’"M  *“r  ••  www.  „  th» 

S8"‘1’  **:*»*  «i »  aw  wl*. 

to  «,»  sohooa  ^  «  MoWto  ^ foni 

" *’”**"■ ‘*‘“ ““  *  *>» 

oo»»nio»o  «,  th,  jtabj,*.  1 

Private  ISocretaiy^ 

June, ,  3#91* 

liiVory  Baq., 

1  :■  "'  .,  ,: 

®rw  Jersey  &■  Pehn' a*. Gohesntrii* jLhg  Worka, , 

Ogdewaburgi, . 

!■  ■< 

W-  <toar  Sirs- 

,  :  Youip  letter  *)£  aapd  .instant  is  at  be,nd  and,  contents 


,  *\till  try  and  6°  »P  to  O^iTvrltehyrti-  dt®:  ready  to  oxpori- 
jnehtl  Wiii.  the  heater*  The  Iooafflo.tije  lantern  which  I  ordered  is 
now  at-  the  haborat ory but  the  front  glass  of  the  same  got  broken 
'  in  t  jansitiy^e  are  now  fixing,  it  up, making  fittihgB  eid*,;and 
at  mat  ia  BiaJdng  a,  lamp  for  it. „  I  will  sand,  the  lantern,  to  Ogden 
aaaxjn  dd  poisible*. 

V Have  you  got  out  jioojriight  thaye  At  present* .and  if  so, ,hoW 

doia'it1  wotfki 

1  V, 

Wra.  voty  tru}jr» . 

your /otter  «f  23th  liltimo,  in  ip  ear  d 
to  obtaining  a  phonograph.  fbr/Profeador  Hermann]  of  Konigsberg 
University,  fdr  we  by  hita’lh  the  investigation!  whicfc'ho  is 
conducting  upon  the  tretahmiam  of  speech,  Cached  md  in  duo  course 
of  nail* 

In  reply  1  be^td  say  that  t  /ill  1»  vary  pleased  to  do  all— 

1  ean  to  Beoure  for  PjCf.  Ho smash  a  phonograph  pit  the  late  at  ani 
beat  construction.  'fehe  instrument  in  ^Europe  is1(  however,  con¬ 
trolled  by  the  Edison  United  "Phonograph  Ccmp&tv »  an d  a  machine 
for  use  in  deitoany  ccttld  ohly  he  Obtained.  from.  tihem.  1  have  rd- 
fen/d  your  letter  t<?  i'tiee  foreign  Cjoswittae  of  the  Company^atrongly 
■urging  tint  the  application  of  Pro*,  Bowditch.  Bhcmld  be  granted  and 
a  phonograph  fi*mishibd  to  Prof.  He&ann  just  as  soon  as  the  new 
machines  are  ready  fp?  delivery .  1 ‘have  rIbo  rpo  amended  that  the 

inatTwant  he.  BUPPlicd  half-pride.  Trusting  that  the  United 
company\will  conBiaeir  the  matter  fpypnablyv 

V  ,  Y6m«  vpicy  ti^Jly,’ 

Prof.  fiewiP.  Barker, 

university  of  P'WhsjtivaAia, 

U  Phi5ad»il>Ha,  Pa. 

3  June,  3.893* 

'  °  r  0  1  C  n  C  6  m  m\i  ttee 
qf *  the  \  ,  ■  ■ 

Edison  United  Phonograph  ^njpanyi 

*J%  1S92,» 

of  Prof,  Barker  to  yourselves, 
your  favorable  ooneidenrtiou 

trusting  -tjat  it  vdll  met  -with 

I  ara,  yours  vary  .truly. 

'  f' 

lvr  <nu,  '/wt^  ^ 

KW-'*  ^t'  -c/^ 

,WA  ^  ^'-  ‘^'  '**'  . 

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ww  wuuy.  <**  7 &*umU'--  ■  ^  . 

v  .$  '  J  -@b, 

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rm^  ^  ... 

,  yuJ--  ft'ftot-  - 

•J  j  '-'i/ftsfr/o  \Jyri<s£i/ .  - 

v  -?n<wi^^:  ,  /  ^-Js 

Mr.  Bdiacm  haa  received  the  4$  m 

patent  oh  storage  Sattery  Which.  mw  sent  to  *h*  J*bf>/rat<«y  fyr 
teat,,  anti  i»  is  vary  much  obliged**  y«,  for  it,  yj/a  say  in  your 
letter  Of  3rd  instant  that  you.  also  .eno^ee  fche  drawing*, 
ho^wr,,  have  not  boon,  received,  the  <wty  en^eare  bBin&  the  copy 
°*  the  Patent,  if  it  ia  convenient  for  jU  to*<M  m  .drawings, 
tiiey  would  be  of  much  assistance  to  Mr*  .'fedi-ebtf*  . 

Ytfure  vet# 

*s^W«  fidcivjtary  . 

Messrs,  Dyer  &  Seely* 

#36  Wall  Street*  New  York 'City* 

I  beg  .to  acknowledge  the  receipt  of  your  letter  of 

6th.  instant*  enclosing  Ann ignrndnt  i 

•Me  liars*  King,  Burgess,' 

Herman  and  Churchill,  to  Mr*  Edison,  of  a  half  interest  in  the 
invention  of  Edward  P*  King  in  Glass  Making  Apparati.ha*  the  same 
having  been  duly  recorded  iri  the  Patent  Office*  . 

'June  8,  1892» 

Mrs*  M«  Stillwell, 

Menlo  Park*  Hv  J* 

Dear  Madame , 

I  enclose  herewith  a  letter  from  the  Secretary  <of 
tl®  ^"Vtaent  *<>**■**  <*  Menlo  Park,.  Mis  Edison  would  Wa-Ao 
haua  your  opinion  am  to  whether  he  shiouldt  instruct  ithe  SnciB’ty 
to  remove,  the  plank  wal);  referred  to  Or  have  it  repaired*  ;He 

not  desire  to  spend  any.ntonej 

Yiours  truly., 

Private  Sec’y. 

H»  M.  iivor, 

Cpnfiantpatihc  %g.., 
^C'donaBtireh,  If.  j, 

to.  Edison  ha$  read  m*  lattftr  of 
ho  aays^ that  if  to.  Jackaon's  alternant  aa  to  t 
tailinga  la  ootoe^,  everJr  day,s  d(5lay  ^ 
loas  of  over  a  hurtdred,  dollars.  ' 

tfpups  tinjly , 

’Pi'ivat’i  Secretary, 

JM|ne  8,  1891/ 

Mr,  R„  E,  Qasterline, 

•#116  East  10th  Street, 
•Hew  York  City. 

Mr,  Edison  has  read  your  l(»ttey  <x£.  4^  instgnt, ,  and  . 
baa  instraated  me  tasay  in  reply  that  it  will  bf  ertirbiy,  .Batia- 
factory  to.  him  for  you  to  commence  yoti,r  duties  oh ilondey^  , 
2Snd«  ;  You  will  please  report  at  the:  l[abw»*oyy  bn.  that  «flante<»  " 

Yours  trull'.,  ; 

Private  4jet1retaiy» 

*u>f»  8,  18?1. 

mm?*  J ty/p  S:  Seely, 

#35  17  a  1  1  Street 
Naw  York  Oity . 

Dear  Sirs:- 

5  *•  *6  «*  «•„»  re«  or  awas 

Patwt 28811  -*■**. 

improvement  in  Si.otni,  Sot  Rj>.  ^ 

2101 7131  <b‘M  **“■•  “»*,*»*«  «o  „  r.r  „ 

paovwert  la  &«««»»«»  ,i.„trlo  ^  Set  ^ 

1  ”'>‘a  ^  «*  *»  **!*.».**  ...... OT,  ta 

— *“  *h*  —  «-*  ■«**>  *  m  *.  ro™^, 

PhOtOdn'jmJi  n-P  4.1 _ _  _ 

the  Hnirt 


►  S«>  Per$,  Eaqij  treasurer, 

Hevr  Jersey  &  Perm’ a.  Concentrating  Worhs, 
New  Yor^  City*  '  - 

I  beg  to  yok  tl^t  the  ohec.kvfbr  $5,ooo»oo 
which  accompanied  your  letter  of  2nd  instant  was  ti^day-  handed  to 

Mr*  Ce0ree.  Richa^,.  of  ,D°y6r  >.  *->  ,by  Hr.r  Kdisoh.  A  .receipted 
voucher  for  the  amount  goes  ^ward;to  ^^  , under ^at*. 

.Private  ii'ecjl'et&iy^ 

&  ■  '  ' 

June  io;,  1891* 

Zippel,  Esq,,  Agent  for  Trua,te< 

Dear  S: 

I  enclose  herewith  w  check  for  twenty-five  dollars,, 
in  payment  Of  the  2nd  installment  of  gp/'  of  w  subscription  Star 
five  bonds  of  the  Orange  Club.  Kindly  .acknowledge  'receipt* 

Yours  truly. 

10,  1891, 

Alfred  Ob  Tate,  ! 

Edison  Building,  Broad  St,, 

Referring  to  the  Convent io n  of  the  National  Phono¬ 
graph  Association  which  is  to  be  held  in  New  York  16th  instant, 
and  to  Mr,  Lombard's  desire  to  brii^g  f,o  the  Laboratory  soma  of 
thb  delegates  thereto,  Mr,  Edison  /days  tyhat  lie  ha/(.  no  objection 
td:  Mr*  Lombard  doing  this.  He  would  lii|:e,  howeyelp,  to  lje  informed 
as  to  the  date  upon  which  Mr,  Lombard  w/|ai  visit  Grange,  fbr  the 
reason  tint  he  Wants  Mr.  Ballou  to  hAv©'  one  of  thji  new  phono¬ 
graphs  read!'  for  inspect ioh. 

Yours  vesj^  truly, 


/  J 


H»  M«  iivor,  Esq,,  Gen»l,Manager, 

N.  J»&  Penn1 a.  Concentrating  Works, 
Ogdendburgh,  N,  J, 

I  bog  to  confirm  the  following  telegram  sent  to  j 
to-day  by  Mr,  Edison: - 

"BethlaJiem  complains  ir6n  running  down,  phos¬ 
phorous  running  up.  Be  careful  or  we  will  be 
ordered  to  stop  shipping-,  EDISON, « 

Yours  very  truly-. 

Private  ‘Sect,,yT~ 


t±  ■“  u 

Yoturs  truly. 

Sathlohoni  Iron  Co,, 

South  Bethloheiji,  Pa, 

1  bog  to  confirm  the  •  following  tele, gram  « 

’OraI«°  t0  the  Bdleo’5n  Laboratory 
vour  ^tf11  the  castlnES  toontiohod  ftn 
your  letter  of  8th  immedj  jately  'by 

vSr°uSn  w°  shall  be  g^ad  to  reeeiwe 
Oyour  B  analysis  later  whJm  oompl.ete'd, 

-Mr.  Q.  coaiey,  -sup't-., 

N.  J.  a  HiB'i.  ConCehfi^triB^  toXMi 
■OedSawab^h-  B.  Jf, 

i>e$tr  Sir:~ 

-A-6  uL  BaW*  mp&i  3  ^rn  if,  you  fU*  analog 
invitation  *®deiW  froh  W*  Jr.  Callow.  if  W  '«***«*  ^y, 

**h  Bothlo}^*  *-  *v  -to  ^  %  4  bto  to  tajfn  p*e*s  at 
Wo  W  o*  tijk.Mth  **  ii  ^obbt**  of 

*00*  wiii  b*  Majwxtet,  )bt*  ftfaQap.  &w*%m  *  worth  - 

Jrour  whiiff  *  ^  fM  if*  «fti  J  **  **  jjro#  u»  '**  *4  ** 
think  about  4.U  >i?Mf  retfjy  t*-  *wty4  *ii,  **,&  th*  ^i-  . 
•tntion,  *t>  that  i*a  rpfleijtft^ay  ?a  a^k^dga*  io  Uk  •< 

Jrivetffc  S^f^B^wjji', 

I1W  ^thlohem  Iran  Oonqiw, 
^outh  Bethlehem,  p^. 

•*«,  -  •»  -•■ 
*•*"*  April  opa  la3J._  0»  Wsiv.a  *  poo. 

a»  «•*  ^  «.■  iroo  .aAoro^a  s„  te„^  m  w  ^ 

rirroTir;:  '?£?&-* 

f*"  "iu’,ot'*'  “w  ***•!.«-  ***  *•.«*.*  *£ZT*L 
*“  r^"*  ~  **  1  «***> 

■tech  ««  taV5  ».  »!*,«  f,™«4  op  «»  i„„  ,tiu  ^ 

and.  th*  pHoapBdMJUB  very' moh;  lower. 

t  Z°ttrs  very  truly, 


M.  3. 

£>£>«»»  fti**;- 

X  have  r$c&iv<*i 

®ndi*e  June  5j.d,  1Qgi>  A# 

"**  '“  “  «*  »»  *M«  ^2"*^  •**•**  «* 
MV‘B  or*  °UM»e  «u». '  3  ^  ’J*’  *  °**w  »* 

"®M  *'•  »» ««« it,,  ,»  M  **•  »*  «. 

these  matt  Sr's,  mhd&  *h  etio« 

;vsfy  *»&y, 

Jue^*ss"  /&:££>  SS?/ 

|:  i  fc&^-en,  -  <«  ■  •■?  -  <•  -t^'  -r<y’ ^  •£  -c 

l-’O  a-;  -9  -f.  tr-yfr$.£ 

■•■''  /r  .•*>  '  de!g-A-<^  .^-Olesc/ 

/■£.  /-£,*■<•<■■■ 


^  rf'y  (ciafea \^tA 

June  nth,  1891. 


waru.jisqi-. *  vice-Presi  dent, 

American  Phonograph  Company ,  #  10  Wall  Si 

|  1  fceg  t0  say, that  I  have  heard  from  Mr.Bdison.who  aays 

|at  he  ivlll  ^^Jhavs^u  bring  acme  of  the  members  of  the 

Stiondl  Pbono^^4i^3Uisoc iat  i on  to  the  laboratory, but  he  would  like 
fow  to  th0  datQ  when  th®  will  bo  there, so  thrfi  he 

n  arrar^f^i^iave  one  of  the  new  phonographs  .ready  •  for  'Inspection. 
|  please  writ  a  direct  to  the  laboratory, notifying  them  of  . 

|ie  daylg^in^fflid^oing  out.  - 

Yours'  very  truly 

Private  Si 

■Edison  Building,  ■  Broad  St., 

The  following  is  a  list  of  the  property  which  Mw. 
Prank  McGowan  left  in  ray  house  at  Orange 

3  Violins  :■  , 

a  Violin 'Casas  ■' 

•2  Violin  Bowa  j 

1  large  Phot  ograph  of  Mr..  Edison 
3  ii  ’  »  “  Man/  Anderson 

1  Trunk  •  ( cont  ents  unknown ) 

1  -Rubber  Riding  Coat.) 

1  Grip  Sack 

1  Copy  of  De  Be  riot’s  Violin  Method 
1  »  »  ilazas’  !  “  tt 

1  Overcoat. 

1  Sack  Coat  ; 

34  Volumes  of  miscellaneous  literature 
Several  pieces  of  sheet  music 
a  bundle  of  old  cast-off  olothihg-. 
a  bundle  of  correspondence,  papers  eto. 
a  -nvanber  of  garments  us'ed  by  McGowan  on  his  South 
Amerfcir  trip,  all  of  which  are  in  an  advanced  stage 
of  dilapidation.  -  -  -v 

1  pair  of 'clippers.  r  /  [j 

1  pair  of  laced 'shoes-.  i/l^X 

tours  truX  s 

Charles  Batchelor,  Esq«, 

No*  33  West  25th  Street, 
Hew  YorJ?  City,' 

I  beg  to  advise  you  It  hat  Mr,  Edison  has  ordered 
Gilded. to  ship  to  you  at  Cold  Sprang  %  pair  of  the  small  io» 
CprniBh  Rolls  at  present  at  Bech'Wlsville, 

Yaurit  truly. 

Private  -Secretary.* 

B.  Harrington, 

#1230  Seventh  Street; 

Port  Huron,  Michigan., 

Dear-  Madame, 

Mx*'*  Bdisoh  has  rafad  y-our  letter  of  4th  instant, 
and  he  has  instructed  me  to  refciirn  to  y|!)u  the- enclosed  subscrip¬ 
tion  paper  which  accompanied  yow  C'onmdnioatioiU  As  you  will  vsee 
Mr,  Edison  has  pt'kt  his  name  dowk  for  fih'ty  dollars. 

Pursuant  to  Mr*  Edison' 6  ^natiuctione  1  an  tio-day  writing  tfo 
;mt#  win  Serrano,  of 

visit  the  laboratory. 

H,.  J,  ,  informing  him  that  he  may 

Youri  truly. 

Private  secretary. 

^  CfUSoa, 

Bochto^oviliq,  Pa, 

Dear  Sir! 

1  ”*  t0  ”*”**  the  *>«»«•«  ».lwrara 

Ship  the  amaxjL  tan  /inoh 

oomish  roll  a  (t0  Batfslieior, 
I  HDISOjitf.  .* 

Yours  tjruly, 

-'June  llth,  lfiois. 

E.  M.  Liver,  Bag* ,  General  Manager-, 

&  .P«*aia,  Concentrating  Vorkn, 
Og&onBburghj  M,  .  J., 

I  beg  -to  confirm  <t!io  following  telegram  ivrhich  I  sent 
to  you  this  morning  in  reply  to  yours  i0f  Oven  -date..,  nbtifyinjj  me 
of  the  heater  being  ready: 

“Impossible  to  (orao;  telegraph  me  rabbits. 

to'ISOK.  * 

fours  truly, 

Esq*,  :f,  I  ' 

i-V*  lu*>>  =®i< 

^  -  **>***  «K  ^ 

*r*  ?  rf*  *  4#  «« *,  w«i 

n0t  ^  «rj(th  tbs  C0ttWlk  iopk^L-^.  ■  .J.  1 

wiab3«  to  give  m  Lb  ^  ***»&* 

V*U*y  R«" R«t  d  '  ***  ' 

>**»*/  *.  .**»*  i'L*L  nlT  ****  ’•* 

mnieats  Tilth  th.  &u*w  tM)j  f  ^  t’  (  ./  „  J‘  ***  ^  ',<W’  ' 

— f eiw  rT #4s*  *  1#  »4V 

/  ■  ( 

/  •  I  ■ .. 

Jw»e  n, 

Bdiaon  Sundfnc,  £road  Stu> 

|Nr  y<jj*Jc. 

‘  ^  ” ,U  *•  —w* *•  Wiwi  ^ 

dua  to  Mr.  Era,njj  tecftiwan 

Mp  rta. 

thafu-  if 

fytt4  Vfittttiv&t, 


/^.  •.  4> 


3cUsa>)i  Ufotfp, , 

.  O^a,  iu  ft. 

tfilne  l£,  3fl3£» 


******  mA.tftyejutoa  $>  a 

*»  i*.  ^*4  tte&  -  ^  «bo  ^  Um  m 

m*  n*mi**  *m>  ±t  ymtoi,,  ?a*4»*  *&  %>  ^  at^  im- 
bi}\  £o*  b>&  $$  iqs,*  ,fyvzt)r 

and  ^Bii4s;?5wnife  ^Nt^njikJ^  4jftefeM 
!^j»!  th*iy» 

U«  StJwictiBh,'  Esq., 

Ho.  31  Wassau  Street, 

Hew  York  City, 

Atie  IX,  1891. 

Dear  Sir:- 

I  have  your  letter  of  3rd  inst  ant.  If  a  successful 
separation  of  the  Rhode  Island  ore  to  which  you  refer  was  effected 
in  a  Ball  and  Horton  machine,  and  the  titanium  extracted,  it  is 
liiore  than  I  could  do.  . 

We  have  tried  in  vain  to  deal  with  thie  Croft  'Mine  Railroad 
people.  We  have  stopped  the  negotiations  and  are  »nov:  going  to 
build  a  railroad  ourselves* 


t  o  f.  I  jl.y  *  f  9  » 
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0.  J.  Conley,  Esq.,  Sup't., 

K.»  J.  &  Perm’ a.  Concentrating  Works, 

1  have  yotir  letter  without  date,  : 

blast  which  is  to  take  place  at  South  Bethlehem,  H.  Y.'on  the 
afternoon  of  June  16th,  1891.  It  will  be  impossible  for  me  to 
go  to  see  this  blast,,  as  I  am  too  busy  to  get  away.  South  Bet  hie - 

.  J 

hem  is  in  Albany  County,  Mew  York,  and  I  think  you  can  get  there 
by  th6  W'oct  Shore  Railroad.  I  return  herewith  the  invitation,  and 
it  might  be  worth  your  while  to  go  and  see  this  blast. 

Yours  very  truly. 

1  this  hem,  i/fc 

Deaf  sir • 

"•-**-**.*  .  «.  «*  ^  ls  t0 
Pta"  “*  ««  •  *>»*  U*  _  it  ,, 

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Jt)pV%**£  Yoa  f0f  ypuv  invUaHon 

V  sra,  yours  v£i*y  .truly. 

H.  M.  LiV0,,  Be,.,  Gan'!.  ltaaceP) 

»•  J.  A'  Penn 'a.  Coventrating  Worta, 

Ogdens  burgh,,  j.j.  ,JV 

Wf'  ^ 

***  ««  of  a*  „„  „ 

•‘“1.  «M  J  lmv,  notea.  content,  M. 

.  “  °"  **  ^  "  «»  -  -  »-  h,™  «,  i  *  10„ 

“  Thi*  she>"  come 'thi  ng  wrong, 

I  noto  what  you  sav  in  . 

^  t0  eXperime^  vrith  heater  an! 

aynng  the  hoao  on  etook  pile,  1  think  you  win  have  a 

:r  t  “  thsn  *- °»* —  *« »» otooh  PiU! 

this  would  be  better  than  wetting, 

>»  W  to  ^  „p  ,o  Ogaen,  ,  .  so  ^  ta.r  „ 
to  t  ft,  „  to  e„  „„„  ,  „„  ^  aa  ^  >o  ' 

hence  aMt  ^  M 

mill  will  certainly  run  it  lower. 

irc'ler  for  a  oar  load  of  the  extremely 

fine  float  of  Mill  No.  2:  I  'h,V61  ,,  ’ 

’  hZ  "ead  ««arte  m  regard 
uhis  fine  dust,  and  the  saais^&rfo*  If  - 

rom,a  J?/ 

Letterbook,  LB-050 

This  letterbook  covers  the  period  June-August  1891.  Most  of  the  letters 
are  by  Alfred  O.  Tate.  There  is  also  correspondence  by  Edison  and  Thomas 
Maguire.  Many  of  the  letters  pertain  to  the  manufacture  of  phonographs  and 
cylinder  recordings  and  to  Edison’s  relations  with  the  North  American 
Phonograph  Co.  and  the  Edison  United  Phonograph  Co.  There  are  also 
numerous  letters  relating  to  the  business  of  the  New  Jersey  &  Pennsylvania 
Concentrating  Works,  including  the  leasing  of  mining  properties  and 
production  problems  at  the  Ogden  ore  milling  plant.  Other  correspondence 
deals  with  the  Edison-Lalande  batteiy  and  strategies  for  marketing  the  battery 
in  Europe.  There  are  some  documents  relating  to  kinetograph  experiments, 
the  Edison  phonoplex  system,  electric  lighting  and  power,  and  the 
mimeograph.  Beginning  on  page  381  is  a  letter  by  Edison  listing  recent 
improvements  in  the  incandescent  lamp.  Included  also  are  several  letters 
concerning  Edison’s  personal  finances  and  the  investments  of  his  father, 
Samuel.  The  spine  is  labeled  "From  June  13, 1891  to  Aug  24, 1891  No. 

The  book  contains  697  numbered  pages  and  an  index.  Approximately  25 
percent  of  the  book  has  been  filmed. 

Canadian  Subscription  &  Publishing  Co,, 

■#621  Craig  St.,  Montreal,  Canada, 

Dear  Sirs:- 

Rsply  t0  your  letb*r  'Jf  2Stb  ultimo  has  been 
ovine  to  aw  absence, 

Mr.  Edison's  syas  are  of  a  bluish  grey,  his  hair  is  irea 
grey,  and  his  complexion  somewhat  sallov/,  inclining  to  rallo^ 
Hoiisof  stout,  build,  and  about  5ft;  10 in,  in  height. 

Trusting  that  this  information  will  be  suitable  for  your 

I  am*  yours 

ty  truly,. 

Jtmo  16,  1891* 

E#  C.  Felton,  Sup't,, 
Pennsylvania  Stool  Company, 
Steel ton,  Pa. 

Dear-  Sir:- 

*  ”“V'  ‘"tea  «“  ^  «»..  of  bare  inferred  to 
“  ”*  ^  °*  5‘h  .*»*->.  “*  tasfmea  oar  Sote„... 

tadr  Sorts  to  send  yoa  a  pattern  of  a  naehine  tariff  stood 

In  *“*  °“ttas  *>»  the  oarbon  within  413;  l„„0r 

«  Pootiblo,  but  not  higher*  fh.  phosphor™  w  ba  op  to  '  ^ 

“P  ‘°  •5>  thS  ”»  **  *.  aid  th.  aulphnr  np  t. 

<«•  »  te  Of  oourae  desirable  that  thos.  oho^d  aU  be  a,  lew 

as  possible*  hot  within  th...,  y„  .an  ..1,.,  whatever 

1  tie.  ray  b.  »™«™ary  in  order  to  get  th.  easting  free  f»n 
ew  lolte.  we  eheuld  be  farther  obliged  if  you  would  send  „ 

IJZ°‘ rta"  “* "" lhB  ”“s  heat  *  “ 

Z  T  TtU  "“'j  “7*“  *  *#e  send 

ap  f.-OE  tthenedtedyl  tuJ  «fck  ■  ^  /£, 

Y  oui*3  truly  y 

B  D  1  S  0  N  l  A  b  R  a  T  o  R  Y 

By  A  * ,  K.-'  ,v iey 

f^Ntlj*  Ate  flL_^ 

Jvme>  15,  190^ 

Ujtlt0d  Phonograph.  C«U, 

&•  J*.  >1  e  jp  1  3  o  n  ,  Beg*,  ^9o'y»» 

SuilOirfe,  Ned  YOWc, 

V  ISir:- 

fatewiw  asftlh  *0  your  }ptter  of  8th  instant,  in 
re^aM  **  tlw  cylfndena  whioh  y  a*  h&vo  bp  on  aflndinj* 

'■Shrmtft  the  nnila  to  and.  ©rap  Europe,  1  notice  in  oohhOctiO),i  With 
***** **  thfl  oylindopn  which  you.  e«nt  to  mo,  th«#  f)m  postage 
^  tho  boxv  1  think  it  ia  a  great  shat oio  to 
th?  postage  stamp  there,  baoauBo  the  poai  office  official* 
in  cancelling  the  otengr  $re  almost  jjeCtain.  to  damage  th*  cylinder, 
■id»c  b»¥  not  hbing  strong  enough  to  *ta*a  tho  preaaorc.  t 
it  uWrtOd  be -a  good  idfta  JhhaVe  tags  pointed  aonething  linjk  tjw 
ancio 80ft  herewith,  and  to  ina trust  correapendentB  to  JgMmya 
Kla»  tht  stamp  on  the  tag  instead  of  the  bo*,  if  is  noting 
o#-tfa»  tog  to  indicate  nnfct  ia  oefatAiitefc  &  fed  btest,  tha  port 
office  Ofiieials  wiii  opbh  i«w 

*'  ?  '  Jane  15,  Wl*. 

Cq1«  George  E*.  Qoureud,. 

Edison  Houses  NorfchurabpiaaMd  Ave*  , 

H-  M  V 

Eondftiii,  W*  C*,  England* 

ESar  sir:- 

<  *9 

.  I  sent  to  yon  by  SatuMpy  *s  at  Berner  |3  l/z  dozen 
duplicates  of  tHje  tiro  phonograph  records  Which  wans  made  by  your- 
half  and  Ur#  Moildarty  whan  at  the  Laboratory*  Efyjre  are  18  of 
6nd  tend  and  two  dozen  of  the  otherji  An  accident  happened  to  the 
record*  of  wftioh  there  are  18,  and  the  duplication  is  not  aa  good 

•  ■  r  '  .  .  ■  it*  '  <  " 

aa  I  would  liheU  You  Will,  however,  sfle  how  distinct  the  'dupli¬ 
cates  are*  We  can  duplicate  any  cylinders  tfcai  you  have,  provided 
they  are  siaootfo  records* 

‘  *■  t-  ■  '  •'  '  •  '  -  «  /  .  * 

Yours  Vejy.trttJy* 

'  *****  *5th, 

Prof.  H.  P.  Bowditoh, 

Harvard  Medical  School, 

Boyloton  &  Exeter  s/s  a. 
Boston,  Maas,  * 

and  I  ha  l0tt°r  ^  Sth  iD8tant  ***  received  fcy  me 

«tU.  Witt,.  *.  lOTlt  ^  *-*•*  *. 

*-y,  with  the  request  that  +u„1r 

toot,  yon  airoct  in 

Sara  vo  tho  phonograph  for  Prof, 
hope  that  the  Company  may  see  their  way  clear 
instrument  promptly.  °  SUpply  thi 

Yours  very  truly 

June  16,  1891, 

Major  S,  B.  Eaton, 

Edison  Building,  Broad  St., 
New  York  City. 

Dear  Sir:- 

1  enclose  herewith  a  letter  under  date  9th  instant, 
which  1  have  received  from  Messrs.  Schoff  and  Fairchild,  New  York 
City.  Mr.  Edison  bought  thirty-nine  shares  of  the  Capital  Stock 
of  the  We  at  oan  Furnaoe  Company.  A  sufficient  number  of  these 
shares  were  given  to  j*  to  .  qualify  ae  a  Director.  Messrs.  Schoff 
and  Fairchild  ane  apparently  notifying  the  stockholders  that  they 
own  stock  in  the  Company,  but  X  do  not  understand  the  significance.’ 
of  the  notification.  Can  you  explain  it? 

Yours  truly, 

June  16,  1891, 

i  R*  W.  Davenport*  Asa’t*  Sup't., 

South  Bethlehem,  Fa* 

We  have  received  and  tested  the  twelve  experimental 
castings,  A  1  to  6,  B  1  to  6*  referred  to  in  your  letters  of  the 
8th  and  11th  instants'*  We  have  found  that  the  B  castings  are 
superior  to  the  A's,  generally,  A  1  containing  the  most  blow  holes, 
and,  in  fact,  being  unfit  to  test;  A  3  is  next  to  it  ih 
On  the  other  hand,  Ho.  4  B  does  not  seem  to  have  a  s ingle  blolw 
hole,  and  is  also  the  best  from  a  magnetic  point  of  view*  5  IB  and 
6  B  are  next  to  it  in  mechanical  and  magnetic  Order.  If  you  j^n 
suooeed  in  duplicating  ary  of  those  (4,  5  &  6  B),  particularly 
Ho,  4  B,  our  Works  at  Schenectady  will  be  quite  satisfied*  They 
have  been  instructed  to  forward  to  you  to-day,  by  express,  a  pat¬ 
tern  of  a  maohine  for  a  trial  easting  in  steel.  Will  you  be  ao 
good  at  the  same  time  that  you  oast  this,  to  give  us  one*br  too 
rings  from  the  same  heat,  to  be  forwarded  in  ns  for  test  When  y  ou 
send  the  Casting  to  ScheBbCtady*  Please  keep  the  oarbon  as  lew  as 
possible,  adding  sitch  other  ingredients  as  you  may  ‘consider  mobs- 
sary  in  order  to  secure  fluidity.  Of**, urea  the  less  impurity  so 

. .  >!;•.#* ^  '•> i  *«** 



June.-  16,  1891. 

Ur*  A*  Verne, 

Cie,  Coni inept ale  Edison, 
Paris  Prance, 

My  dear  Verne," 

This  Will  aerye  to  introduce  ii*>  J,  C»  Slander aon, 
Engineer- in-Chief  of  tin  Edison  Gensaul  J^eptrid  Company  ,.,Who 
goes  abroad  for  a  few  we  eke'  rest,  Mr#.  Honder|ion  will  be  v6t& 
much- interested  in  anything  you  can  alioir  hiQ  inrp.,amec:t3mn  W'th 
electric  lighting  or  kindred  interests  In  PpriB,  ^  I1  wiJ3- 
prsoiate  very  highly  any  courtesies  you  lm$y  extend  ^to  hih, 

Yonra  veiy  trijiy. 

Fesmit  ae  to  introduce  to  you  ifiry  J,  c, 
Honderaon,  Snsiaoer-ln-Ohief  „f  M1„„  ffMwna  c&. 

*°  80“*  *°  a"°W  10  "'"■"rate  hi.  hMMl,,  after  a 
tedious  iXlneoe.  ImidentalXy  Hr,  H.nd,r.<,»  could  ^ 
eorvs  the  Present  practice  in  England  vrtth  respect  to  raileay 
construction  end  operation,  ,nd  more  MpeeiaXly  electricity 
ia  employed  as  emotive  p™r,  x  ^al  *  indebted  ft, 

any  court aa iea  ehioh  y  ou  my  intend,  ft r  lehiWi  X  beg  to  thank  you 
in  advance*  - 

June  16,  JW91, 

J«  B.  H,  Gordon,  Esq., 

No.  11  Pall  Mall,  LONDON,  S.  W., 


My  dear  Sir:- 

I  desire  to  introtitafce  to  you  Mr,  £,  o,  Henderson, 
Endhaer-in-Chief  of  the  Edison  dtmsfal  Elect rio  Obmpany,  who 
will  present  this  letter  shortl^  kfts^  hitt  arrival  in  Lend) a, 
Where  he  goea  to  take  a  short  moat  ion  and  to  recover  fran  the 
effects  of  a  eomawhat  protraot<d,  illness*  Mr.  Henderson  would 
like  to  employ  a  few  of  his  spiantf  moments  in  observing  your  prqo* 
tiee  in  England  in  -the  aonatruotifcn  and  operation  of  dentral  EletH 
tiic  Lighting  Stations,  dhd  I  wil!|i  be  much  indebt^l  if  y  &t  ben 
give  Mm  futilities  for  doihg  SO*  Pennit  mb  to  express  gOW  $ 
appreoiat  ion  of  yota*  courtesy* 

Yours  very  tn'ily* 


Mr.  Georgs  S.  Hunt, 

Patchogue,  L.  I, 

N.  Y. 

Dear  Sir:- 

Your  letter  of  9th  instant  U  Mr.  Edison  iiL  betihr  duly 
received.  It  is  Mr.  Edison’*!  iMetVfcio^  to  give  &  sf&neosclbpid 
effect  to  the  pictures  token  in  o  onboction  with  the  JUhaiidJfe&ph, 
•and  a  long  end  ektensivel  series  <Jf  fexpajkttistftfl  hh^e  be  pit  eitadueted 
thereeri  at  the  DaboratoiV,  vary  jstgM  ^iWlta.  h&ing  ehtoi,r>e«i,'»  This 
has  all  bo  eh  inedrporated  in  the  pjkthnU  Thanking  ^orc  psjrfoar-  > 
letter  and  tor  yopr  ’ntBiteSt  iij  1 

i  am,  yenra  Year  tm$y»  /) 

3$§/f' . 


Junei  '17,,  U&90* 

&•  N*  Horison,  Esq*,  Secretary, 

Edison  Unitojd  Phonograph  Company, 

Mills  Bdg.,  New  York  City^ 

Dear  Sir> 

I  beg  to  acknowledge  the  receipt  of  yojur  letter  a&frh 
instant.  You  will  recollect  that  when  X  saw  you  |pn  .Sat.wdqy  3*o» 
told  me  that  Mr.  Edison  had  agreed  With  Mr*  iMoriar/ty  fo  give  'your 
Company  three  or  four  hew  machines  which  are  now  q,f,  thb  .Phono¬ 
graph  Works,  and  that  I  stated  to  you  that  if  auc/h  an  lagneoment- 
existed  I  would  .see  that  the  phonogratfta  were  ae|ft  tforlwara  t.o  you. 

X  have  spoken  to  Mr*  Edison  about  thOiea  'maehaaics,  fiiti.  foe  fcas  in¬ 
formed  me  that  he  told  Mr*  Moriarty  that  he  ftiij.  WVA  thfctik  it  would 
be  possible  for  him  to  let  these  machines  ««U  e|  o'  lit  is  ‘n&cwssary 
to  use  thorn  foh  models  in  c oro  action  with aatffiufa  kin-ire.,  .hut  that  ha- 
would  ascortaih  if  it  WBre  possible  to  spare  t ‘ijm*  'iClwre  was 
absolutely  no  agroormnt  to  d&livbr  the  machined,  ajai  .upon  investi¬ 
gation  Mr*  Edison  found  that  it  would  bi  pit#  tic  ally  impossible 
to  lot  them  go*  for  the  reason  that  without  them  .Vegular-manu- 
fttotur®  would  bo  greatly  retarded  They  are  *e<ju?s®d  in  differoirt 
pans  Of  the  shop  where  the  various  details  of  mshaf&ctiire  are 

June  27,  1892* 

riel  itat  >"»  !»■*  fiaundomood  Ur.  m,itnr. 

1  >»»»  ia  w  hand.  a  tho  *„*,  of  Mu> 

o  you  duti*  >«»  „  a,  ta„t>  4na 

3,851.85.  you  have  paid  on  aooount  of  thapo  bin-,  ^  2,,„a 

*"*“  Sa3-70;  J““  l2«-  ««»*•  *M»»  „  ,*  4 

*»h  you  «„  »  on  th,  la.,  da,.  to„  als0  bM„. 

to  the  .™  «•«».  «U»c  th.  total  Iwaht  $808.(19, 

“  °f  ?3'M2’88'  — .  *  «U  «u  „  .a. 


Youre  very  truly, 

J’i’iV^rfce  Seerfltaft'. 

^wne  17*h,  1S9L. 

Pennsylvania  steel  Co., 

S»  a.  Peltan,  J^aq. ,  Snp’t., 
Btoeltpn,  Pa. 

Dear  Sir;- 

In  reply  to  your  letter  of  16th  instant, ..  I  beg  to  isay 
that  provided  you  keep  the  carbon  very  low,  for  examp Ifc  boipw  .13, 
it  as  indifferent  what  other  elements  are  added,  mi  long  aa  the 
total  impurity  is  aay  within  half  of  1*.  other  words,  you 

oan  add^hosphorous,  manganese  or  silicon,  sufficient  to  obtain 
a  good  casting,  of  course  endeavoring  to  add  only  just  what  is 

Yours  very  truly. 

June  lath,  1891, 


Philip  s»-  Dyer,  Esq., 

R  u  e  o  s  y  43  ^ 

Antwerp,  BELGIUM. 

Dear  Sir:- 

Referring  to  my  letter  ,l0  y„„  of  ^ 

W  to  .out  entering  into  e.momnicuti.n  with  toVl.  ,ins 

»  Lighting  00.,  Ltd. ,  Of  London,  on  th.  ..bjeet  0f  the 
Edison  Lalande  Battery,  t  enclose  „,rmlth  .  ^ 

ool.od  a  few  dny,  ago  from  Mr.  J.  M.  Henderson,  Secretary  of  ,th. 
Company .  Von  -win  oboe™  that  thoir  annual  maeiing  ,Mart 

pootponod,  whion  1.  .  favorable  induction.  Be  kl»„mmjSU  *0 
fellow  thla  mutter  up  ,l8oro».ly,  and  if  it  all  pos.ible,  pl,.„ 
Blue  1«  your  immediate  attention.  Mr.  Henderaon'.  i,t,.r  „y 
Wth  of  May  *„  replied  6y  me  on  the  Bath  „f  that  * 

py  of  my  reply  wae  ipeluded  with  the  other  eorreeponaonce  whidh 

you  reoelved  with  my  mat  eomwnioation. 

Yours  very  truly, 

f  f 



Jtme  18,  91. 

IJ»  Mr  l>ivop.  Esq.,  Oeir'l.  Manager, 

■Mew  Jersey  &  Penn' a.  Concentrating  Wka. , 
Qgdensburgh,  H,  J. 

I  have  read  rour  several  letters  of  I 5th  and  15th 
1  *  n°'  think -th*  you  ahould  „m  t„,  ltoehin<,, 
to  CTt  »  Croator  product  than  rill  aaaay  69,5,  or  thanaabolttS.  no 
tl»  BSthlohem  P.opJ,  nr.  raw  p.rtl.olar  .bout  ,h»  ph, aphoronm. 

On  th.  other  hand,  X  do  „ot  think  ,on  ohonld  dalvo  round  for  . 
riahor  ora,  b«t  aontinu,,  WWdn*  the  „i„8  „  »tsrtM  „ .  ^ 
inava^tMd*.  Xfcnt  da  n.ra  W  „  „ 

’  “  **  Set  J”  *»*  olnoo  ttmni,  add 

4""  1  1”“"‘  fc°"  ***.  and  Mr,  Parr,  thsM  M, 

Uraadr  eraployad  i„  th.  tm  „iXXa,  and  an  tht  tn0^r^  for,., 
•t.h  da  «a»y  bayond  wt>|5nK  tlat  ^  ^  ^ 

4  -  -  -  -  .PP.rantX, 

tad  in  •*«**  thing,  flint  art  br.,a„c  aom 

a"r.,r  r  r  .“,w,,m 

otha,  aatt.iL  *‘*m  ““  “a*  ‘'mt 


Jtwe  18th,  $1, 

Spmufli  lnqu;i,  ^0q,f 

KdiHon  Building,  Broad  Strati, 
N)m  York  C}ty. 

t>oar  Sir:.- 

mth  to  ths  WlM«i  „nae.  fmi  IfaPra> 

*  ""  P~"B“  “  «»  =>«*  Mftma  x 

,aeltM  th,  Haoo  in  A1>Ma  ^  ops  t>,0Matjio4> 

«  to  »6o  Ur..  Wa««  t0  „„  ^  temli|  of 

Z  “  r  ““  “  <he  •"••**  «—  *  -  ,  a**. 

0MiWd  "  '*  *«*  ^  -  tnft  .  *** 

— *•  “  ***  84  *«|  au  ave,  1M 

Yowa  voib  triCjr, 



June  18,  189V 

Saftiuel  Inoull,  Esq», 

Edison  Building,  Broad  Street, 
New  York  City. 

Dear  Sir:* 

I  enclose  herewith  press  copy  of  a  letter  dated 
June  17th,  from  the  Secretary'  of  the  .Edison  /United  Phonograph 
Compary*  I  understand  that  the  McMahon  Brothers  obtained- eight 
nickel-in- the- slot  phonographs  and  todk  them  to  -Australia* 

Plods e  ask  Mr,  Lombard  if  his  Compary  sold  any  phonographs  for 
use  in  Australia,  and  if  they  did  not,'  ask  him  /if  he  is  s&are 
that  there  wore  a  mwiber  of  machines  ; sent  to- that  country.  As 
the  phonographs  in  question^are  probably  the  property  of  the  $[. 
A*  P y  Con,  I  think  that  Mr..  Lombard  should  be  inforaed-o.f  the 


Thomas  A,  Ediaon,  Esq., 
Orange,  N.  J., 

New  York,  .Juno  17th,  ,1891. 

*  Mi.  27th  th**  in  you,  1Mte 

”  Ml*a  ”  f"»  U»  UcM»h„,  Bros,.  th  . 

-  be8n  s«  ta  .  M  ““ 

American  Phonograph  Co. ,  304.  *“  ^ 

Yoia-o  ver^y  truly. 


Q»  N»  Morrison, 

June  18,  1891* 

Samuel  Instill,  Esq*,  2nd  Vice-Pree't., 

R  d  i  s  o  n  Gen'  1.  Electric  0  o*. 

Now  York  City, 

Dear  Sir:- 

I  bog  to  acknowledge  the  receipt  of  your  lett4»  of 
11th  instant,  enclosing  copy  of  another  letter  from  Mr,  Arango, 
the1  General  Manager  of  the  Edison  Spanish  Colonial  -£%ht  'Company., 
in  regard  to  noiwiartourated  carbons, 

Itoiat  I  did  not  understand  in  Mr*  Arango provious  letter 
was  his  stat fluent  to  the  effect  that  his  friend  carbonized  the 
filament  without  carbora-t ing  it,  Mr*  Amngo ' a  ttae  of  the  term 
"oarberaio*  ia  the  first  time  I  have  jJaett  it  applied  in  this 
sense.  Had.  he  said'  'without  flashing  the  filament,*  I  would  have 
Understood  Vhftt  he  meant* 

Perhaps  Mr*  Arango  is  not  aware  of  the  fact  tfcgt  we  ‘do  net 
flash  or  oarborate  our  filaments^  and  nev^r  did  s»«  Our  filaments 
are  made  without  flashing;  and  no  one  he®  ever  yet  equalled  tis 
in  this  respect,  }  do  net  fhink  there  is  any  advantage  to  ho  gained 
py  our  invest igati^G  the  process  to  which  t}r*  Arango  reibra. 

There  are  a  grtat  mny  similar  proteases,  tpany  of  which  'it&Cw  item 


Samel  Inouli,  Jt/fq, 

Jiuie  18th,  91  „ 

*"d  -  a»  u  ,llt  0„  ,w 

™«h=  ..  ««..  ^oluto*  *.  valua  of  „sh  .  ma 

aa  our  lamp  test  room  i3  now  full  *  , 

-  -o  w  M. 

Yours  very  truly, 

O^Crd  dX  (SXu 

Juno  19th,  1891, 

James  P.  Hall,  Ksq., 
Tribune  Office, 

'  New  York  City.. 

Dear  Sir:  - 

Mr.  Edison. haB  received  your  lotter  of  12th  instant, 
and  he  regrets  very  much  that  ho  is  unable  to  comply  with  your  ro¬ 
siest,  relative  to  conversing  with  you  on  the  subject  of  M®  .tel¬ 
ephone,  for  hearing  solar  disturbance.  At  the  present  tin®  !Kr„ 
Edison.  iB  working  night  and  day,  and  it  is  impossible  for  him  to 
make  appointments.  Were  he  to  do  so,  in'  nine  cases  out  often, 
he  would  be  unable  to  keep  thorn.  Besides,  the  stringing 'of  wire 
at  Ogden, "for  conducting  the  experiment  referred  to,  has  only  .just 
been  Completed,  and  many  of  the  details  have  yet  to  be  attended 
to*  Therefore  some  time  must  elapse  before  Mr™  Edison  will  he 
able  to  impart  any  now  infohnation  on  this  subject.. 

Yours  very  truly. 

Juno  19th,,  l(J91a 

fiarouol  insull,  tfsq., 

P.  0.  So*  3067, 

ttew  York  Oity, 

Dear  Sir:- 

I  bog  to  confirm  tho  following  telephone  messages  ex¬ 
changed  between  yoUhaelf  and  Mr.  Edison  to-day: 

"ISrastua  Wiman  and  some  friends  want  to 
visit  Ogdon  Mill.  Do  yin  think  we 
should  allow  this  party  to  go  there?  Ho 
wants  to  go  there  to-moriH«w,  as  he  will  be 
ill  that  neighbourhood.  Please  telephone 

"It  will  be  no  benefit  to  permit  him  to 
go.  He  has  a  number  of  Experts  with  him, 
and  I  am  opposedj&llowing  any  body  tb  go 
through.  EDISON. » 


H...  M|v  Eivor,  Baq..,.  Son 1 1 «.  Manage 

N«  Jv  &  Penn' a*  Concentrating  -tfp^ka, 
Ogdens  burgh,  S*  J* 

JWM  18, 

Boar  ISirr- 

YoT  letter  of  yesterday**  dd*e  boon  neeetvwd. 

I  have  never  complained  of  your  extravagant .  It  is  the  method* 
about  which  I  panplain.  The  wire  te  w.i^d  the  mag^t  wfrieh  mo 
-burned  out  has  been  ordered  frcm  Schendct edy,  and  Mr.  Kmuni  ad- 
. vised  us  flin  the  17th  that  it  had  dlreartr  ijpen  shipped  forward, to 
Ogden*  I  think  we  should  rewind  pll  thp  magnets,  If  the  new  one 
i«ii\ch  is  to  be  rewound  works  satisfactorily,  I  believe  in  having 
thsra  all  rewound.  We  will  get  more  magnetic  and  they  will  be 
comparatively  cbol. 

Yours  va«y  \ 


Alexander  Elliott,  Jr.,  Esq,, 

Jirat  Natti.  Bank"  Building. 

Patera on,  K*  f. 

Dear- Sir 

our  Setter  of  3.8th  instant'  hat  been  rece-iyad. 
f  tew  .auto*  *,  ala**r  ten*.  m  it 


**  *****"”•  »«“««  «*  °«*r,  tea  «*.  PeMh  VMMrd 

mwe  in  the  UnHu  fee  atliAra  aha.  U.  ■*, 

YdUha  yeiy  tniOr, 

.June  d$*  3.39  In 

Major  Sr  B»  Eaton,, 

Edison  Building,  Broad  St,, 

New  York  City. 

Bear  Sir:- 

Re  Ass  igment  of  42  Phonograph -Bat  onta,.  M».  Ellison 
has  roc eived  your,  note  of  28th  instant,  enclosing  copy  of  your 
letter  on  this  subject  to  the  Edison  United  .Phonograph  Co.,  under 
date  18th  June,  Hr*  Edison  wants  the  reservations  and  the  title 
of  each  Patent  in  full,  so  he  can  se-o  that  the.  ass  ignment  does  ' 
not  refer  to  othe  r  natters. 

Yours  very  truly, 

Private  Secretary.. 

Juno  22,  1891. 

dear  Insull,- 

I  have  done  everything  X  dan  to  cet  Hr.  Edison 
to  let  Goodman  make  a  pencil  portrait,  as  repeated  by  Mk**  Minton 
but  Mr.  Edison  refuses  absolutely  to  give  the  necessary  sitting. 
I  am  very  sorry  that  I  have  not  boon  successful,  ad  I  know  that 
you  were  anxious  to  pblige  Mr*  Minton. 

yours  v0Ty  truly. 

Private  Secretary. 

Samel  JrupiU,  Esq., 

Bd^aon  Bpildirtg,  Broad  St», 
Hew  York  City. 

ha  at  root.  If  you  will  furnish  no  with  the  proper  form  upon 
whioh  to  have  the  signature  of  theso  poopie  written,  I  will  at 
to  filling  it  up. 

Kindly  give  both  those  natters  your  early  attention. 

Yours  veiy  tru ly, 


jUki,.  Afr^db 

$CaJW  thaty  %A**MA*+*Zy  * 

UA  /Vv\JtjL  '  C-.  O- 

I^ajia  t  A  -  fe*.  r^Jr  * 

J  "XkJx^,  ^laaao»*£j  jJc  y^>~-''J$p--K€< 


June  23,  1891, 

Messrs.  Ball  &  Biggor, 

Belleville,  Ont.., 


Pear  Sirs:- 

•  You  will  recollect  about  two  years  ago  Mr.  Edison 
and  nyself  had  an  interview  at  Toronto  with  your  Mr.  Bell,  and  the 
latter  wan  to  obtain,  pertain  info  rent  ion  with  respect  to  the  bonds 
covering  the  properly  of  the  Consolidated  Gold  Mining  Company  {  1 
think  this  is  their-  title)  at  Manuoi*a#  From  correspondence  had 
with  you  since  then,  and  from  the  fact  of  no  informtion  having 
been  received,.  I  presume  that  Mr.  Bell  was  not  able  to  obtain  the 
required  data.  Would  you  oblige  me  nov  by  giving  me  the  xtaraea  and 
address  os  of  the  gentlemen  Who  represent  a  majority  of  these  bonds. 
1  believe  one  representative  lives  in  Detroit  aid,  the  other  in. 

Yotd*b  vetv 

Private  Beerdtaiy. 

low.  trttfy,  Private 

Juno  23,  1891. 

Major  S.  B.  Eaton, 

Edison  Building,  Broad  St., 

Will  you  kindly  look  up  your  files  and  read  a  letter 
dated  Feb.  27th,  1891,  which  you  addressed  to  Mr.  Edison,  in  ro- 
fiard  to  the  Mari'  Chandler  mortgage  for  $1,000.  I  find  that  the 
papers  in  this  eohnoption  were  referred  to  several  peo- 

r  r*  t0r  inforwtio^  that  when  they  were  returned  tP  the. 

1  y°*  *«**  **  inarmed,  as  you  should  have  heon,  of  Mr. 

\j Edison's  decision  respecting  the  foreclosure  of  Ms  mortgage. 

\  I  bog  to  advise  yon  now  that  Mr.  Edison  do9a  not  de^ra  to 
take  advantage  of  the  proposition  made  by  Mr.  BUrnham,  ^'attor¬ 
ney  of  the  Mhtuai  Life  j„a.  Co.,  who  offered  to  p0ltoit  Mr.  Edison 
to  foreclose,  uMbject  to  the  mortage  of  the  corporation 
represents,  j  preshme  that  the  Mutual  Life  people  have  already 
.  foj^wiosed  Krithontcffeait  ing  the  announcement  of  Mr,.  pdiaoMb  Oa- 
tisipn,  TthSfilx  has  so  dong  bean  delayed.  *1U  y0ll 

«.  *•»  « *„  «*«,  at  th!  ppe<oM  tiM  anai>t  w  ^ 
*”*  *  0Wa’  OMr"“-  *s«. ;*«*■*  « ,**-**» 

June  23,  1891. 

Samel  Inaull,  Esq.,  2nd  Vice-President, 

Edison  Gen'i.  Electric  Co., 

New  York  City. 

Dear  Sir:- 

Your  letter  of  9th  instant,  attached  to  which  is  copy 
of  a  oanaunication  addressed  by  you  to  Major  Eaton,  on  the  subject 
of  Electric  Welding  Patents,  lias  again  been  brought  to  ray  attbn- 

In  raply  I  beg  to  inform  y  au  that  I  am  entirely  too  busy  with 
other  matters  to  take  up  this  welding  business.  Besides  which,  1 
have  no  heart  in  it  and  an  not  at  all  inclined  to  give  any  thought 
to  it.  Porhaps  you  can  make  some  arrangement  with  the  Baltimore 
poople  to -whom  you  refor  in -ycur  letter., 

.  .  Yours  vary  tihdy, 


•jj  S'  J'/'  y  *  •  . 

June  33, 

Mr<-  0*  j.  Conley, 

N«.  Jr  &  Penn'a.  Concentrating  Wko., 
Ogdens burgh,  N.  J. 

At  Mr.  Edison's  request  I  &WaW  to  you  the  Closed 
Irtter  Hr.  Inanll,  .ttaotod  to  nttoh  i„  „  .ortoranam,  ,„f 
tato  sroottioationa  tor  a  Rooipro.oaHinc  El.otrS.  Sort  W1!l  ltr. 
Edison  domras  too,  if  „on  oaa  siTO  hln 

«»  tttt.  onbjoot,  a  jour  opinion  ahonld  aooh  a  Drill  Do,  m 
■shat  should  it  be  able  to  do? 

Sleaoe  ration  the  enclosure  yljih  your  reply. 

Yours  very  truly,  yj 

Private  s&<j*etg:ey. 

tftav  |33,  isfaif 

«*  24Y9*VB0(i4j  Cor\'a^  1  '** 

Nov  9»wu>y  &  flptyffcg  Opnoenti'fltiyif  T%>rjw, 

'  4p  *4  «  «  *  fc  *  r  g  li  ,  ^4, 

Doaa*  Slr8» 

Mr*  Ediaqh  ha^  **a4  vr-ur  Jitter  of  janii^jlpt  «nii 

8W8  th^t:  he  wiu  tyy  and  vWOgflim  ai  the  «?&  of 

*  **  *  •  • 

J'linb  23rd,  isat. 

SamHol  Insull,.  Ueq., 

&Uaon  Buying,  Broad  St., 
NoW  York  City. 

Doar  Sir:- 

I  bag  46  confirm  the  fallowing  telephone  JtiadBlaga  su/tf 
you  to-day  by  Mr.  Bdisoni 

•Ithinfc  you  should  say  to  fepwken  that  the  props* 
way  is  to  have  specifications,  drawn  up  ffer  &  dynamo, 
not  applying  how  It  shall  bo  qafld,  but  wfiat  it. 

f?*  an4  then  let  tho  C&newsl  Company  try  opfl 
build  antguardhteo  it;  nfter  that  tho  illuminating. 
Company  takes  no  risk-,  *pd  got  what  they  want*  L£ 
inpttmo^:  dot  forth  tho  floor  ^  apaw  wndhqighi, 

t^at  tbd  fiaonomy  sh&ll  bo  hinety  *>r  ninoiy-fwr  phr 
cant ,  that  it  shall  have  otpaOlty  6f  carrying  double 
load  for  two  houra  Without  oxc««ding  tenfreratur*  of 
boiling  water,  that  the  "sparking  dhttll  be  no  mo*» 
than  tW *»»«  (Machines  in  the  market,  (foal*  be  coin, 
venient  and.  ebay  of  oceans.* 

Ho  M,  Iiivor,.  Esq.,  Gen'l.' Managor, 

N»  J.  &  Perm* a*  Concentrating  Works, 
Ogdensburgh,  H.  J. 

June  24,  1891. 

Deal’  Sir:- 

I  observe  in  the  reports  of  the  run  of  the  mill  which 
are  sent  tome  daily  that  the  percontase^o^t^^ne3  tj^Mill  Ho. 


1  is  abnomally  high.  Or*  the  19t.h  instant  the  loss 
Hr.  Dickson  goes  to  Ogden  to-night,  at  ny  request,  to  find  out 
the  cause  of  this  trouble,  which  must  be  corrected  immediately 


Yours  very-  truly, 



Obpy*  • 

Orange ,  H*  J *  -June  34th,  1891* 

Hv  Eh*  livo'r,  Esq.-,  Gen 1 1  *  Manager, 

New  Jersey  fePem'a*  Concentrating  Works, 
v  _  (Jgdenaburgh,  II.  J* 

Sear'  Sir:-*  ' 

I-  observe'  in  the  ropy-ts  of  the  rnw  of  the  nil!  which, 
are' sent  to  me  daily  that  tfco  percentage  of  iron  in  tailings  or 
MSll  No*  1-  is  abriortnally  high*  On  fcho-  19-th  instant  the  I'.ms  v/sa 
“Mr**  Dickson  goes'  to'  Ogdon  to- night,,  at  «y  request*,  to 
fail’d  out*  the-  cause  of  thia  trouble*,  which  must  be  corrected  iis* 
utdtftatdly  **  • 

Yours  very  truly  ,• 

(Signed)  Edison* 

S*»  ifrio re  is  scarcely  ever  more  than  10$  in  tails*  and  wen 
wi-th  scarcely  any  magnetism *yOu  ought  get  more  than  1  3/4  unit  out. 


c  d  p  y. 

Orange,  ir„  J„  June  23rd,  1802,, 

?•  Gildea, 

X  Q  n  v  i  l  ,  jj.  j. 

Dear  Sir:- 

I  find  that  after  the  first  of  July  next  I  -win  not 
require  your  services,  and  you  win  therefore  please  arrange  to 
return  at  once,  addressed  to  mo  at  Ogdon,  whatever  property  you 
have  belonging  to  the  New  Jersey  and  Pennsylvania  Concentrating 
Works*  ' 

Yours  ve*y  truj,y, 

(Signed!  Thomas  A*  JSdison, 


tit.  J.  &  Penn’a,  Concentrating  "Works. 

Samuel  Inaull,  Esq.,  gnd  Vifla-Prea.tfent, 

B  a  i'e  o  n  .  G  *  n  *  1,  E  1  9  e  t  r 

N0w  York  City, 

Mr.  Edison  has  instated  m  to>prwflrd  to  you  tho 
enoloaed  oorroapondanee  ^  H„w  u  ^  ^  ■ 

»Ploy.d  in  the  *W*»  Worts  „t  goer,.*  gtreot. 

h.  «  «,h  an  evident  to  «.  ey«,  wnoh  tesM.aa  „  th8  „„ 

of  luo  sight.  Yon  wUl  sea  from  tho  correspondence  that  in-, 

Eai8°”  taB  °lr“‘>r  fl““  *»  *“■  -»•  BU  otjaat  in  referring  tte 
nation  to  yonreoif  i,  to  aaeertain  .hotter  you  f..a  imlll„a  t0 

ronyond,  app.*  for  additional  peonni,^  aaeieianee, 
and  if  ao,  if  y0iu  will  arrange  to  have  eoyething  done  for  him, 

««  *«  a«  fn  this  natter  u*t  eon*,  to 

expected  of  hira.  , 

•  Yours  very  truly 

Private  Seoretaiy, ' 


*Ws  24,  l$oa* 

Major  S.  B.  Baton, 

$130  B  r  o  a  de 

Dear  Sirl- 

I  havo  road  your  letter  itf  a*th  dueta^  re-  Silver 
Spring  2raot,  and  in  reply  bes  *<>  silyVhat  1;  havd  a>U  the  land 
in  that  vicinity  that  I  rant  and  am  not  dfla^ua  o$  Tmwtfsaing, 
am'  Of  the  adjoining  propane. 


f  *jLfcifk  .QduCoiu 

Major  S*  B.  Eaton, 

Edison  Building,  Broad-  St., 

.  now  YdfJc  City* 

Dear  Sir:- 

I  tov#  your  letter  of  loth  Bwtunt,  8OTlosi,w  tiro 
found  br  ta  a  or  M4  Jcrt  ^  yw 

ouatody  a»  kaahiM,  ***,  ^  fro.  Dffl.  «„«,  TO0  „Mcb 

l°  “*  *  “«*»••  »«•>  ‘Mkartep  taWtolor  ,f  cfHoih  - 
1“4’  “  U“nl°  r«r't>  ««  ‘to  other  o  proponed***  to  ayoOlf  Iff 
**  Kf*  *  *to-«*p,op.Wl  the  fiPot  „r  mm 
on  to  hnye  teen  .record.*,  m  tr#  lM,  or BM 
been  fcJcetmted. 

I  reton  t»=»,  pjpero  to  yon  Bewnitb,  add  „on»d 
yon  have  Hr.  Hotchelar  an*  irffe  deed  bac>.  tlleee  lends  to  bo.  #e 
tod  eoBe  tronhl,  otth  the  Benin  property,  «»d  the  Inndo  ta 

question  wore.  t^ansfftftrbd.  ttt}  «r»  Batchelor 

I  «  W*.  much  obhg****  you  *<*  HoVi^  Erected  r* 
tioh  to  the  Gutter, 

34,  }&$ i. 

01VIn'  toaw, 

%r  '!r<ja»te  City , 

&»afr  Sir:- 

i»  3iwin03o  to  ^ijkJ  ,  i  •  °n  ^*PnQCraf{)-i 

it  <ka  OHo  '-of  the  >SJ,*  fee  hod  4  ’  ^  ^raot^^W 


YouraVox*  t»naf,  Si, 

Juno  2&,  IBSlrt 

W»  a.  Porry,  Esq..,  Treasurer, 

New  Jersey  &  Penn 1  a.  Concent.ratihjj  Norite, 
1 »w  York  Cj:ty. 

Dear  Sir:- 

Ro  Silver  Springs  Tract.  l,fcs  Edison  has  received  from 
Major  Eaton  a  oopy  of  his  letter  undo*:  date  24th  instant  address od 
to  yoursolf,  requesting, a  chock  forv,$300  to  the  order  of  U.«  B. 
Watson,  Treasurer,  the  amount  of  the  purchase  .price  of  the  mineral 
rights  in  the  additional  atrip  of  30  aoires  adjoining  the  land 
'bought  a  month  ago..  Mr,  Edison  says  that  Major  Eaton  should  be 
furnished  with  the  ojheck  asked,  f on.  I  (assume,  however,  that  the 
matter  has  already  received  your  attention.  I  enclose  herewith 
the  letter  which  ite.  Edison  received  £qi cm  Major  Eaton  and  which 

accompanied  the  copy  above  referred  to.  Pleooa  return  ifce  some 

after  peiusal* 

Ifoura  truly f 


Wy  4«{y:  Jte.  -Chllda,  - 

X  can  VdWy  much  obliged  for  the  copy  of  your 
'•fodolleetione*  which  you  hi  pdly  flenj  ^p  me.  I  have  read  the 
book  from  bogiming  to  end,  and  the  lie  ip  not  a  dull  page  in  it. 

Vour  rimainisponcep  are  delightfully  entertaining,  and  many  of  the 
incidents  and  evonta  to  Whi<fh  y°u  no  fer  pro  of  such  interest, 
historically  and  politically.,,  tint  the  world  will  be  grateful 
far  the  information  which  yoJ ■  convey  concerning  them.*  The  great 
ehara  of  the  bbofc,  however-,  i^i  ih  cy  opinion,  tho  kind,  humanitarian 
JPeeiine  Which  pervades  the  whd^e  of  it,  fend  which  somehow  wakes 
■pud  fddl  hotter  nftar  having  rijspd  it.  - 
With  sinoera  regards,  and  l^ood  vrishsa 

■pelievd  s»,  veiy  truly  your  friqnd. 

Seorge  W  jChildp, 

Philadelphia,  P|d* 

*•  Colvin’  **«•*  kspxhir  &  Manefiots 

J  *3  Bi*cta4A;r.  IKHHIS, 

N«jV  XcJ^feJ:  flity. 

Hear  Sin- 

ttr*  Sdiiu)n  ia"  W  ^  Sliced-  fbr  y4ur  iW  of  -gdth 
inntant,  (mclosing- latte*  Mfivod  by  yen  Mpa  Prth^AMrloon* 
tbgeth«.  rrith  pfeasMopy  Of  the  appi-oi&.;iat* Lpir  «,,**  foaWa 
to  the  aatno. 

™a  f*Uo*  %orri*o*  ia.  the  rtont  m&aieaitam  vioi^ue  ahdttrL- 
acw.p^  ,*o*w*q  »a  Me  *»*«t  in  ail  **  Ihe 

statute  i^bfeikff/e  tohoemtttfe  the  pfcphogMph  are  W^te,  ' 

evaiy  «wd  ie  iff  tt*  -absolute  li*.  Xe  Mi?  houndwV  the 
ptohOgreph  f*«  thrf  w  ^Wt,  -threat aMd  to  ^Bttlpaau  Ha. 
^ippinoott,  *£,  in  Ifeot,  4&  eve,*tbin*Wc>h  he  poaeibly'.-o0ui<iL 
to  fetforo  the  ente^jLze.  }j.ia -animat  ia  due  to  the  fitet  that  W 
the  ifcohOer^  Me  ^odb^  it  W?4 tfaxfrtu  ferealt  up  the  a^i 
of  Phomgp^  whio-h-he  crinfjwt?  Jtf&wwfc,  jr.  Jr  ^  fol2ov  ^ 

a  niMwpoW,  -  void  Of  ihffeepaa,  ^  bei^  pj>thw**  7 

nth*  I  fytvm  Jjeratoh  letter*  *a 

•  *  laptop  ^ed’y. 

AU  -rooJcs  StraJcer, 

P«HI  ORAM,  h.  j 

I°"' loltsr  of  23M  *”*«*  - au,  „aoei„A. 

1  “!  cSnli  to  go  into  th.  tan»c=  boain^,  M  , 

1  ..  can  do  w  connection  with  the  Concentrating  ;? forte:, 

'  MWw'“ w  -1— •  “M»“  *»  «  ^  t0  - 

I 1 ----- . * - >.  ^  „„  ^ 

as  I  know  nothing  whatever  about  it, 

""  —  «■—  -  in  t*  « 

»  «h  y«  mmM  **«**».,  «  nia  „  00ula 

Ypura  voiy.  truly,  ;  >  ;  , 

June  27th,  189: 

E*  J5.  Sheppard,  gBq., 

»°*  9  Adelaide  St.  West, 
Toronto,  Canada. 

%  dear  Ur.  Sheppard, - 

Jt  would  Give  me  a  c^aat  deal  of  pleasure 
were  i  able  to  aociat  you  in  obtaihinc  the  phonograph  mentioned 
in  your  letter  „t  23rd  toatont,  tot  so  many  of  w  attest.  to  get 
Phonographs  lor  up  friends  in  Canada  have  failed  that  I  cannot 
hold  ont  ony  hope  in  the  Present  instance.  the  Month  sunericen 
Phonograph  Oonpw  hdire  nevwr  arranged  to  do  in  Canada, 
and  although  that  have  Mean  approached  In'  several  responsible 
people,  anxious  to  taw  the  tot  tor  np  in  tWt  country,  the,  have, 
for  comp  reason  which!  an  totally  unable  to  enpwin,  declined  t. 

S  however,  1  will  Mot  lot  your  request  paoe  without 

-dhing  on  ofibrt  to  have  it  granted.  I  hav.  Witten  to  the  Vieo- 
Preeident  of  the  Month  toerieon  Phonograph  Co.,  and  will  coununi- 
«at.  with  yen  further  as  eobn  as  1  hear  fifw  hto.  v. 

^6Ura  very  t^-uly, 

Jjwe  27,  1891, 

H*  U%  Livor,  Bag,,  Gon'l,  Managor, 

N«jw  Jersey  &  Perm 'a.  Concent  ratine  Worko, 

Ogdensburgh,  N*  J, 

Bear  Sir:- 

Your  letter  of  25th  instant  is  before  me. 

Of  course,  the  principal  cause  of  loaa  in  the  tailings,  is 
TOak  ^Cn°ta*  but  W^‘«n  tells  ne  (that  thes*  holca  occur 
right  along.  He  also  tello  me  what  you  have  not  told  m,  that 
you  are  uoing  a  considerable  number  of  50  mesh  screen  plates, 
having  neglected,  1  suppose,  to  order  a  supply  for  the  -future,  1 
also  learn  through  another  source  that  you  had  to  shut  down 
crusher  at  one  time,  having  neglected  to  get  a  supply  of  oil. 

Yours  very  truly. 

t  ■  t  ■  * 

fane  27,  1891- 

Major  S,  B.  Baton, 

Edison  Buildinfe,  Broad  St*, 

New  York  city. 

Dear  Sir:- 

Mr.  Edison  has  read  ydur  left or  of  26th  instant,,  in 
roeard  to  the  assignment  made  hy  him  of  Colonial  Mgfat  patents  to 
the  Brush  Electrical  Engineering  Company,  Lo^n.  He  note,,  the 
SC  °n  °f-the  Bpua/fa  ConPanj" 1  s  attorneys  in  striding  out  fiwn  the 
fom  of  license  the  words  to  which  you  direct  hid  attention' in 
your  letter,  and  he  says  that  this  is.  all  right. 

Private  aforetfcary. 

June  £7,  ^891, 

Major  S.  B.  .jfetoA, 

Edison  Btilidin^,  Broad  St*, 
Jl0»  York  '’it*. 

Dear  Sir:- 

Hr.  Mitcn  h««  )■<»£  1'our  lower-  ,1  2,'M  »„5te»t,  r„ 

Pa‘“  **  HO  W  ^ 

au.a  on  ».  loule.  ^  w  MBO  looked  over  ooro  «  «.  „„ 

"  ^  =»<  *  r  -  *  MNtaM 

whatever.  ,  •  ' 


Your S  trtilr,  ' 


Privafd  Secret^. 

Samuoi  Inr.ull,  Eu-;< 

29,  1891- 

P»  Oo  Box  3067,  V 

New  York  City, 

Dear  Sir** 

I  beg  to  confirm  the  following  telephone  messages 

which  passed  between  yourself  and  Hr-.  ]?diaor.  to-day: 

HIU  EDISON  TO  KIR.  IHSU1L:  I  sun. coins  to  Ogden  to-night  to  stay-. 

If  there  is  no  objection  I  want  to  take 
hold  of  the  technical  part  of  the  cor.* 
corn-.  I  propose  get tins  1500  ton’s  :aily 
out  of  that  mi  lit-  Arrange  things 
cordingly,  and  telephone  reply*.  EDISON. 

MH»  1HSNLL  TO  HR,  EDISON:  I  am  very  glad  to  hear  that  you  are 
going  to  Ogden-.  All  matters  will  be 
arranged  here  to-day,  and  Perry  and 
Hart  go  to  Ogden  this  afternoon.  They 
trill  spend  the  night  in  Dover.  I  pre¬ 
sume  you  will  also-.  Please  let.  me  know. 


MS*  EDISON  TO  UR*  IM3ULL :  I  will  spend  the  night  in  Dover.  EDISON. 

Yours  very  truly, 

'tone  39,  2QDi, 

Mr*  ?*  f.  Gilcieti, 


Dear  sir:- 


thi.3  morning. 

to  *onA»  „*  follort^  Ultl?nm  sont 

»»  »PDr  to  you,  „U,r  „f  a)th 

to  you 

*****  ev&yy thing  to  Ogdop.  jyjiGOK.P 

Youra  trujy, 

cj  n  .  . 

SoMel  Inmai, 

f<  '  ®*  Box  $,0  6  7  , 

H«»r  York  Citjr. 

-Sune  &>,• 

M5r  dam*  Insull,- 

I  bMayoar  (,««»  of  27th  lariWfe  4nft.prtnfi 
""  that  Mp/  Oharlas  ,.  W««.i.  pa^toi.,.*  anxioi„  ^ 

tal"  "P  “*  ",  anpinoa.  ,  w*  ^ 

**"  "*  M-  -  “»  -**  «4  ,w,„ 

that  it  rood  b.  a  ™„«,  «  »„,f  to  =.„tot  t**  ,w^a. 
Poriap  iB  ovidgntty  cr*«W. 

Ydufa  vary  tru2y, 

“****■•  Boil  &  Bjgsar, 

B  *  1  1  •  v  i  .1  i  «  0nt!>  ^ 


Dear  Sira:- 

I  - -«nr  m„h  .W%M  t„  na.  1Mitr  #f  mh 

Z*~ *  th‘  *•”““*“«* — 

"Itr" w  co1'  —  -  -  ‘  -  — ■ .  - 

ZT* M  -  “”“•  — *•  *-  ». 

"  •  ””  — ■* *«  *«>-  «**«, 

‘  yo”’opini"nt°le «“  “■» — — ««.. 

7;  -  — — *  ^  «.  t 

~  *-* ?™  — -  *.*■*«.*«. 

z  ■' *-**-?»>  -**~  *»,.,«* 

Slble  ““Position  Of  the  proper  ver\,  - 
rnirrVit  v  VlaW>  *“»  P*W  «etib, 

»  *~w*  I  *ave  **  tt>  3ay  in  ,Wto  ^  ^eftW 

^  ^  *“  t!“  ^  With  your  «*.  Bell  •«»*  ** 

»C  *.  and  to  the  but  until  the  WceijAt 

z  rr*^  ***  — ***  - ' 

“*•  ,h“‘  **»  6b''»«  ««  w  tet  in  «„  „„, 

%  tt  i!a.t  ,  >tow^  „y^ 

tfvino  50, 

-’vk< fi.ii':,.  Boll  ft  Biggar, 

to  you  upon  this-  subject  without  ^  *„*,  t0  elicit  any  info*. 
mati0r‘  °-*a  dBfiniw  oharaotor«  «i  5  iWci'  tte  th£t 

Mr.  Be.U's  engagement*  wore  such  that  he  had  not  tine  to  Give 
att.,Irtion  to  the  natter,  I  would  meet  pome  one  represcnt- 
1I,B  th9  °°!itr01  of  the  Mt'mora  Property^  if  auch  a  person  exists. 
The  conditions  will  admit  »of  the  bond-holders  real i sine  some  small 
fraction  of  their  expectations,  which,  I  take  it,  is  better  than 
nothing:  but  unless  I  can  wifchin  4  v01y  short  time  e»t*r  into  come 
tangible  negotiation,  I  shall  .be  compelled  to  drop  the  matter  en¬ 

•  Youira  very  truly. 

Private  Secretary* 

Juno  $0kth,  1891. 

Samuel  Ineuli, 

Mison  Building,  Broad  St., 
Now  York  City. 

Dear  sir;- 

*'*•'*  °"H”  n»»p»E,  Awt 

you  to-day  by  Mr„  Bdtsonr 

•la  tho  letter  to  accompany  Duplicate 
Cylinders  all  right?  Would,  l^e  to  shin 

i%<!^rirf^h+&ld  ^ipi,^oU  °*3evt  there  P 
”*  margin  to  pay  the  Jive  (rfnti  extra 

™»«*' «■*•<>.  *£»  hTS*M?5, 

-f-- cylinders.  W*  ai«e  losing  a  trade 
net  us  thousand  dollars  W 
1 10. 000)  a  year  hy  the  delay.  BieJJe 

Xours  very  truly, 

Private  Secret  fury , 

June  «J0,  '91i 

Major  S.  3.  Eaton, 

Edison  Building ,  Broad  St. , 
New  York  City* 

Dear  Sir;*- 

X  beg  to  refer  to  you  the  enclosed-  Ibttier  received  by 
Mr.  Ediaon  fron  a  Hr.  James  H*  White,  of.  Port  tfuron,  Michigan,  in 
regard  to  the  foreclosure  of  a  mortgage  on  property  upon  which 
Mr.  Edison's  father  holds  *  second  mortgage.  «r*  Edison  would 
like  you  to  look  into  this  mater  and  report  t  o  him  in  -.regard  to 

Yotwty  vaiy  thuiy , 

Tooko  Straker,,  Esq#, 

Port  Oran,  J, 

July  1,  ,089  V 

Boar  Sir{« 

I  am  vary  much  obliged  for  your  letter  of  *7*fo 
and  for  the  pass  over  the  road  of  the  Morris  Co,  Sotftnatfl -ouoao.wm 

We  shall  not  bid  up  the  price  on  Green  Pond.  She  .mine  is 
not  very  suitable  for- our  purpose,  and  I  do  not  think  -Senator  . 
Jones  is  negotiating  for  it*  We  have  made  a  survey  .and  .find  .some 
fair  shoots  at  Green  Pond* 

Y  ours  very  truly-, 

'JJAly  3,,  lfip'1}. 

Major  S«  3»  Eaton, 

Edison  Building-,.  Broad  St-., 
New  York  City* 

Dear  Sir:- 

Your  letter'  of  25th  ultimo,  in  regard  to  the  Chandler 
Mortgage,  was  duly  received..  Mr.  Edison  desires  you  to  represent 
him  in  any  foreclosure  proceedings  which  may  bo  instituted  in  t'hi< 
connection*  He  docs  not  wish  to  bid  for  the  property-. 

YoUrs  truly-,  ' 


Mr*  E»  Bia^draann, 

Hotel  d  u  Lao, 

Geneva,  Switzerland-. 

With  reference  to  your  letter  of  £>th  ultimo,  iMr* 
Edison  cannot  entertain  the  proposition  Contained  therein. 

The  phonograph  in  Europe  is  Controlled  by  the  Edison  United 
Phonograph  Co*,  Northumberland  Ave«,  London,  'W*  Cv,  England* 

Private  sec  ret  aw* 

Mr.  if.  ,K.  smith, 

N.  W.  H.  &  h.  Ro'S.  Co., 
New  Haven,  Conn. 

July  3,  1891. 

Boar  Sir!- 

Your  letter  of  27th  ultimo,  in  regard  to  trouble  which 
you  are  experiencing  with  your  phonograph,  is  before  me. 

We  have  had  phonographs  hare  in  the  Laboratory  which  have 
,  aCtBd  “  a  lnani19r  3inilar  ^  that  which  you  describe.  Mere  are 
|  several  ways  of  remedying  the  defect,  some  one  of  which  we  hive 
generally  found  to  be  effective.  One  is  to  change  the  polarity 
of  the  battery.  This  you  can  do  by  simply,  reversing  the  connec¬ 
tions.-  Me  trouble  referred  to  occasionally  exists  in  a  phono- 
K™ph  that  has  l‘oori  u*»d  a  BWat  deal  and  which  runs  vtey  easily; 
w,d  on  investigation  we  have  found3' thaMthe^.naohine  has  not  had 
enough  shunt  on  it.  Mis  can  be  determined  by  breaking  the  con¬ 
tact  ct  the  shunt  and  running  the  phonograph  without  any  shunt  at 
8l"*  I:C  y°u  "nd  that  thin  eliminates  the- defect,  the  remedy  is 
to  pfre  in  more  .hunt.  If  Me  foregoing  suggestions  do  not  moot 
^  15088 '  thB.  tr°Ublft  KUSt  b'e  caused  by  a  bai  contact  somewhere. 
r°  iox<T>>i>1£  toove  are  no  slipping- of  belts  etc. 

i  Steel  Co., 

0*  Fa  It,  on,  Sup 5 1 » , 
Steelton,  Pa* 

elj’  sent  to  you  further  patterns  for  larger 

30  good  as  to  givo  us  sample  rings  of  the  san 

teaij  h  Send  them  here  at  the  same  time 
Schenectady,  and  oblige 

Youra  truly, 


A.  £<• 

6th  July,  7*891, 

.O-tolt,  .Esq,,  President, 

A,  Bo  Dick  Company, 

Chicago,  Ilia’, 

Dear  sirs- 

i  -veg  to  acknowledge  the  receipt  of  your  letter  .of  . 
24th  ultimo,  in  which  you  quote  an  extract  fttan  a  letter  that  you 
have  received  from  Mr.  J.  lewis  Young,  of  J*ndon,  England.  In 
reply  I  beg  to  jay  that  the  statements  made  by  Mr.  Young"  a:re,  so 
far  as  I  am  concerned,  entirely  gratuitous  and  unauthorized. 

During  the  yea*  1889  I  gave  a  license  to  your  Company 'per¬ 
taining  to  the  sale  of  mimeographs  in  foreign  countries,  the 
teems  of  which  were  exclusive,  and  in  which  your  rights  are  mily 
set  forth. ’ 

Mr.  Young's  statement  to  the  effect  that  he  regards  himself 
and  those  interested  with  him  ha  having,  an  absolute  right  to  sell 
a  copying  apparatus  called  the  Edison  Mimeograph,  1  cannot  regard 
as  serious  or  earnestly  intended,  for  the  reason  that  Mr.  Young 
must  be  aware  that  I  have  never  authorized  him  to  use  by  name  i 
ary  connection  whatsoever,  and  he  certainly  ought  to  know  tte 
wil .  not,  pesmit  him  to  make  an  unauthorized  use  of  it. 

Yours  very  truly, 


30th  June,  2891 

%  dear  Mr.  JCrupp,- 

,arll„  t.  Ab’'”,0°  h°“  W9'r»‘«  ■» 

^  ~  -  “*  — jz  ■ 

,o„ „:r  *•  ^  ^  ^  ~  ^w. 

'a  good  enough  t0  send  , 

ly  nTl-  • .  d  vrh^(!'h  r8«ch°d  Ojr'  Lancia  safe 

iy  and  an  perfect  condition  t 

deal  of  m  ^  **  Gift  ^  ^ 

al  oi  pleasure,  apd  your 

rn  your  *ipdne»s  in  presenting  it  to  me  ia 

r  B“r~a-  ^ 

“ ia  *h-  -• 

••  «»  «,.»  ««,  yoar,ere,  _  4  aoat 

r  nr  «■*—. 

«  ji  *  “*“*■  ^  -i61n. 

..rrr^-1  •—  -  ~ 

r;i:  r-  —  - — ~  ^  _ 

r-om  no  °n«  but  Xrupp. 

assured,  *r  dear  Mr.  Krupp,  that  x  win  ^  ^ 

J«2y  7.,  1891. 

W«  S.  Peril',  Ea/jo,  Secretary, 

Edison  Ore  Milling  Co.,  Limited, 

Edison  Edg.,  Broad. St.,  New  York  City. 

Dear  SirS- 

Xhe  Edison  Ore  Milling  Co.  is  indebted  to  Mr.  Edison 
for  the  sum  of  $37,012.82.  Mr.  Inaull  infbnned  ma  that  he  had 
arranged,  or  wished  me  to  arrange,  for  a  demand  note  from  the  Ore 
Milling  Compaty  for  this  amount.  The.  balance  is  struck  to  June 
1st.  Will  you  please  have  the  note  prepared,  and  as  further  bi'A® 
are  rendered  from  time  to  time,  we  will  aerfct&e- them  in  the  sam.£ 
way.  i 

Yours  vary  truly, 


,  Private  Secretary. 

M  Th«  North 


■8  Butldina 

I  beg  to  hand  you  horavrith  bills  for  experiments 
onduct ad  in  my  Laboratory  in  your  behalf  from  October.  1890  to  May 
1801,  inoi^mvo,  amounting  to  *11, 078.60,  which  have  bean 

prepared  in  accordance  with  the  terms  of  the  contract  between  your- 

selves  and  me,  under  date  of  Ootaber  1st,  1890. 

yours  vary  tru3y 

N.  J 

Dear  SirS- 


•  &  Penn' a.  Concent ratine  Wdvka, 

New  York  City. 

I  beg  to  confirm  the  following  message  which  was 
to  you  from  the  laboratory  -Hi is  morning 

'Mr.  Edison  is  ln  a  great  'harry  for  the  arc  light 
plant  ordered  for  Ogden.  They  have  plenty  of 
wire,  at  Ogden.  Therefore  do  not  aend  any  with  the 
plant.  A.  0.  Tate." 

Yours  truly. 

Private  Se^?ff^ary. 

,  fuly  10,  91. 

Mr.  Georgo  P.  Atwood, 
c/o  N.  J.  &  Penn'a.'  Concentrating.  Norks, 

Ogdennburgh,  M*  J. 

Dear  Sir:- 

I  enclose  herewith  a  sketch  of  thfl  300  Ji.  p.  Condenser, 
with  relation  to  which  you  addressed  a  letter  to  c)ur  Pattern  leaker. 
The  drawing  shews  that  the -upper  part  of  the  Condenser  is  to  be 
wade  of  wrought  iron  or  steel  .plate,  and  a  broken  section  is-  also 
shown.  Thdre  are  no  figures  for  height.  Hour  do  you  want  this? 

In  connection  with  this,  the  Phonograph  ffotfks  inform  us  that 
they  are  unable  to  oast  so  large  a  pattern,  for  ihe  -reason  that 
they  have  not  the  facilities  to  handle  the  cores. 

Yours  truly. 



Vf.  3.  Per*#,  Ptoq,,  f  reader, 

,U*#  f Prsflftr  &  3?ertn ' a.  floncentrating  Tfork^, 
H*V  Yo&k  City. 

Dear  Si)S.J" 

I  (jnolnaq  hero  with  Ur.  jpaig^nW  <^^  the  ord<?i? 
of  the  R.  tf.  &  pa,  0.  Wtp»,  foi|  §3,239.31,  whf?h,  to<jethpr  with 
the  check  for  $1,00Q  tent  to  yoji  recently  and  the  amount  due  by 
your  Company  for  experiments  conducted  durinc  April  and  May, 
$2,500 .09,  covers  the  two  calls Upon  the  unpaid  capital  stock  of 
your  Company,  duo  10th  Juno  and-  7th  July:,  respectively. 

$3, 239.91 

July  11,  jfrax* 

&«B.  Mgris.on,  Esq.,  Secretary, 

^tliqOn  United  Phonograph  Co-. , 

Millo  Bdg. ,  Now  YoVk  City;, 

Sear  Sir:- 

I  beg  to  inform  you  th^t  work  in  connection  with  now 
tools  i8  well  under  way.  I  spent  thin  morning  at  the  Phonograph 
Works  and  find  that  they  are  employing  as  many  hands  on  these 
tools  as  i3  possible.  It  has  been  found  that  many  of  the  old 
tools  .-can,  by  slight  alteration,  he  adapted  for  the  new  phono¬ 
graph,  and  wherever  it  is  possible  to  make  such  a  change  as  this 
it  is  being  done,  which  of  course  means  a  saving  of  considerable 
money.  I  beg  to  assure  you  that  w  will  pay  every  attention  to 
this  work,  so  that  it  may  be  collated  at  the  Surliest  possible 
moment « 

Yours  vfeiy  thtfly. 

Secret  aiy?-*'— ' 

'July  *1,  23JU. 

I  spent  part  Of  t&is  moraine  at  the  Phonograph 
Stei^«  Ballot  ia  :in  Philadelphia,  whew  |je  has  gone  to  make  some 
PtpMuhaoao  fox*  the  Cihuient  rating  Worka.  Out  of  a  pay  roll  of 
nearly  seventeen  hundred  dollars  only  $113  have  been  spent  in 
connection  with  mpmifactuy©  of  new  phonograph  tools.  .  I  think  • 
Ballou  hap  op  idea  that  there  are  not  going  to  be  any  phonographs 
built  when  these-  tools  are  q omple  tell,  t  and  therefore  there  is  no 
'reason  why  they  should  be  hurried*  Unless  you  want  me  particu- 
larly  in  Hew  yorfc  Monday  Morning,  1  shall  go  tv  the  Phonograph 
Works,  as  Ballon  will  be  -th-ere  then,  >acdii  S.  -qan  ixavestigatre  this 
matter  thoioughly  with  hinv.  • 

TUhUe  1  vfos  isa  the  shop  .1  lotiftett  into  the  matter  of  the 
manufacture-  of  the  Batps  machines  'and  tfool3.  .1  understand  from 
the  foreman  of  the  machine  sl/bp  that  they  art  Jgeing  to  maitb  <up  a 
list  of  the  tools  that  fare  already  macit)  end  pf  those  whf'Lch  'Have 
yqt  to  be  made*  I  tried  to  get  some  idea  of  what  th*y  fhad.on  hand 
tp  represent  the  lhrge  amount  of  mo'ney  that  has  beon  ap  ont  in  this 
connection,  but  their  lists  tt;er£  noit  emagilftted. 

Thera  was  a  balance  against  the Jtonparty  on  the  first  of 
the  month  of  about  $3,4pfr.  The  pay  rofe  averages  about  \3'3P  per 

3bpw?1  Soatrli,  Saw  *8-  tfUl/  11,  yigi| 

w»dfc«  £h»  roan  in  dftaitee  of  the  Vrotfk  B&itt  ha  til  id  not  ihjtnfc  trir 
Sf^»Ea  h&vd  anjf  Odmplatjjd  machines  tofrtyro  lipnths, 

Ww  shQWtd  ti&  tha  hetf  lyiee  B6o}c  that  thj»V  have  eottjsnnp 
£w  ^fep-  poHto  -A»«^ioan  SS.'o.nQGrapfc-  Oompanr*  it  is  ip  ax^lle* 
»h»pft  aiyl  the  rH^os  are  fa  ^rty  <jo*p«t«rt> 

She  pqorwtq,  Vhich  the}'1  are  £o$iii*6  out  £ oK  Ati^pr  Batonutf-® 
■&«$*$  pushed  no  ftpAaiy  .as  poaolble.  I  think  fhoi*  no  dtfbt 
Vill  bo  able  ty  hand  ft;  e?|e  ,in  eone  Alima  next  weoJt,  Alqo  ^he 
hills  fror)  the  h^bOi*at°?f  • 

y-cntra  ve.’zf  truly. 

Spndl  irraVia, 

.  ?,  0.  3tox  3G6^»  JJOV 

3*  Bo*l  A  Bigger, 

Jviljf  13,  1891, 

5!MyinC  tC  y"r  !stt"  «'  ““  *«*«,  !».„» 
tnat  y"'  *°  r“""be’'  >«*«  ™  correspondence  »ith  ™ 

1  *«  t.  advise  rw  tbM  w  Iim 
*“  *“**“4  »V—  *>»  **■  »— T.  MW,  and™.  ac- 

«*■*  ^,**0,  as  a  Petals  fbr  yom. 

°”  **"  10th'  "*  “*  30*“  01  ^wxr,  rna  nh'«  ■ 

■■'*br»uar>:  of*  *feh#»  T 

',  "  1  trm  ,w  firm,  » 

""*1"  i"orai“i°”'  -»«  wi,  ho.ovor,  incos*l,te,„ 

If  a  tenable  orrans,s»,,  comd  bo  M4.  ,lth  th,  ^  ^ 

*"•"*  *  tte  “"-H-ted  w,  Mi»i^ 

*"*•“*  ‘hat  “’"•fUMi.n.ta  to  do  some  .orb 
J1'‘'  H"  !'“  «»  ■*»»  f»«f.  »d  during  the  pas, 

-  <*  ™  report  upon  th.d,  »i  these 

^•;».o,rtor  „f  «,<  t0  b9  ^  ^ 

- d,  I.i. bs  a  w  of  monoy;  bot  by  tile  exercise  of 
•Wothst  *»h  tie  application  of  Mr.  Edison*.,  rold  pro- 


r/ouhl  V;  bott-r  fi-om  the  bond, -holders'  point  of  view  than  its 

:iW  8*“8‘  1  ^opo«,  loasirif;  the  property 

■^on  a.  minion  yearly  guarantee,  the  1  bond-holders  to  have  a  defi¬ 
nite  1—ntage  of  the  net  r, of  its,  but  ,,t  to  be  liable  in  the 

ani  l0Ba*  Hr*  •!'""llson  at  firat  to|  idea  of  taking  up 
the  bonds,  if  they  could  bo  had  at  a  fraction  of  their  face  value, 
but  this  arrangement  would  involve  the  investment  of  more  money 
than  the  prospects  warrant.  Before  making  a  more  definite  pro¬ 
posal,  I  mat  know  that  Messrs.  Rhodes  and  Stevens' are  in  a  po¬ 
rtion  to  enter  into  such  a  contract.  I  am,  of  course,  aware 
that  they  represent  a  large  number  of  bonds  and  feat  their  in¬ 
fluence  must  therefore  be  strong  with  the  rest'  of  the  holder,*  of 
!  a90Witi°8’  bUt  1  d0  »*  hnow  whether  they  have  an  actual 

majority,  and  that  .this  majority  would  permit  them  to  lease  the 
property*  mil  you  kindly  give  me,  this  information?  ,1  think  it 
b°  d8Sirable  ^  to  communicate  with  them,  aaking  if  ' 
they  would  entertain  a  proposition  en  the  lines  which  I  have  sug¬ 
gested,  unless  you  arc  sufficiently  well  informed  of  their  views  . 
to  answer  for  them.  If .  any t  -  ang  is  done  it  must  be  arranged  at 

oe cause  in  addition  to  the  restrictions  of  a  Canadian  winter 
"•tn  :-,Sr;*ct  to  this  class  of  work,  Mr.  Edison  has  interests  else¬ 
where  i  .at  will  soon  absorb  all  his  attention,  when,  it  will  be 
ir:.  .  8*v#||  for  me  to  rer.ew  this  subject  vrith  him. 

Yours  vary 

Dear  SirJ- 

I  encloso  herewith  press  copy  0f  a  letter  under  date 
July  9th  received  far.  me  Tran  Mr.  W.  S.  Perry,  Secretary  of  the 
Edison  Ore  Milline.  Co.,  Limited,  in  regard  to  that  Company's 
indebtedness  to  Mr.  Edison,  and  the  issuine  of  a  deibmd  note  in 
payment  of  the  same.  It  would  seen  from  Mr.  Perry's  letter  that 
the  settlement  of  this  matter  in  the  manner  indicated  now  rests, 
with  your 3e If.  ’ 


July  V&t  1891. 

Major  S.  B.  Eaton, 

Edison  Buildinc,  Broad  Street, 

Jlew  York  City. 

8.  Prop.,,.  Suit  to  s.,«.  Tltto  t.  Slamv  Sp  JB 

Ir“'-  .  “  *h”  *"  —  *»  *™.4  " 
ln  ^  "  ’*>  i~«an«,  *.  Mlso„ 

th,  toooud,  to..*,  to  tototon.  to.  Aim*.*  of  ouit  ,„u 
”  6,4  our  fac4s-  »•  w  »o  t,  thi{j  oouuo,.  ' 

Yours  vyary  truly, 

July  16,  1891, 

Dear  Hr'.  Edison,- 

Your  loan  of  Seventy-five  Thousand  Dollars 
with  the  U.  S.  Trust  Company  must  be  attended  to  by  this'  25th  of 
,this  month.  Perry  has  interrogated  them,  anti  they  ave  willing  to 
renew  it  for  six  months  at  six  per  cent,  or-  they  will  renew  for 
four  months  at  5  \/l%.  It  is  not  desirable  to  renew  the  note  for 
four  months,  because  that  will  make  it  fall  du«  in  November, '  which 
considering  your  present  obligations  would  be  most  inconvenient. 
Shall  I  tell  Perry  to  arrange,  for  the  a  ix  months  renewal?  If  so 
just  mark  0.  K.  on  this  letter  and  send  it  back  tr»  ae. 

Yours  very 

July  16,  1891. 

Vf.  S.  Perry,  Esq.,  Secretary, 

Edison  Ore  Milling  Co.,  Limited, 

New.  York  City. 

Dear  Sir:- 

X  beg  to  acknowledge  the  receipt  of  your  letter  of 

■  . • 

9th  instant,  advising  me  i-n>  regafc&..t.e<  a  Resolution  of  your  Board 

of  Directors  at  'a  meeting  held  in  December  last,  in  regard  to 

issuing  a  demand  note  to  Mr.  Edison  for  the  amount  of  his  bills 

against  y6ur  Company.  I  spoke  to  Mr.  Insull  about  this  matter 

yesterday  and  he  said  that  he  would  certify  the  bills  which  we 

have  rendered.  These  are  all  in  your  hands,  and  I  wish  you  would 

presait  them  to  Mr.  Insull  at  the  earliest  possiblo  moment  and 

forward  a  demand  note  as  soon  as  you  possibly  can. 

Yours  very 

Private  Secretary. 

July  16,  1891, 

i  '  ' 


(  My  dear  Mr.  Wiman,- 

Major  Raton  has  referred  to  me  your  letter  of 

7th  instant. 

1’here  has  never  been  any  trouble  with  the  Separators  at  Ogden. 
|  }■  We  i0  not  .lose  onertenth  of  what  lleckscher  loses  in  his  tailings, 

j  Magnetic  Separators  are  the  least  part  of  the  problem  of  crushing 

2,000  tons  of  or#  in  twenty  hours..  The  trouble  is  the  Crushing 
plant  and  the  training  of  men.  ' 

Yours  very  truly, 


Erastui:  Wiraan,  E3q., 

#314  Broadvray,  New  York, 

July  16,  .1891. 

Philip  S.  Dyer,  Esq., 

Rue  Osy  43"  Antwerp,  ?elg  ivtm. 

I  have  your  letter  of  4th  instant  addressed  to  Mr. 
Edison,  in  regard  to  the  liquidation  of  the  Gon'l. .Zinc  Recovery 
and  Lighting  Co.,  Limited.  As  soon  as  Mr.  Hendersoh  is  in  a  po¬ 
sition  to  discuss  terms,  we  will  be  very  glad  to  be  advised  of  the 
arrangement  which  he  would  be  willing  to  maJce. 

Mr.  Edison,  as  you  know,  is  not  at  all  favorably  impressed 
with  storage  batteries,  and  I  do  not  know  that  it  will  be  possible 
to  interest  him  in  this  particular  instance.  Your  Antwerp  office 
sent  us  a  translation  of  a  letter  from  Dr.  De  Lalande,  asking  Mr. 
Edison  t®  take  up  his  Acoun*ulator  for  the  United  States.  Mr. 

Edison  is  at  present  away  from  home,  but  I  am  obtaining  full  infor¬ 
mation  upon  the  subject,  which  will  enable  me  to  place  the  natter 
intelligently  before  him  upon  his  return.  Personally  I  am  very 
anxious  to  get  oontrol  of  a  good  3eooudary  battery,  as  I  believe  ,  I 
it. would  assist  the  development  of  our  primary  battery  htisiness,  M 

i  the  same  way  that  the  alternating  an 

l  arc  light/^to^^ot  j 
i  1  am  able/rts  /irffjldn!  ou  J 

■  will  do  so.  Yours  veiy  truly,  • 

July  16,  1891. 

Philip  S.  Dyer,  Esq., 

Antwerp,  Belgium. 

Dear  Sir:- 

I  beg  to  acknowledge  the  receipt  of  your  letter  of 
SOth  ultimo,  enclosing  translation  of  a  lettor  from  Dr.  Felix  de 
Lalande,  in  regard  to  accumulators.  Kindly  inform  the  Doctor 
that  we  are  looking  into  this  matter*  and  as  soon  as  we  are  fa¬ 
miliar  with  the  present  situation,  we  will  communicate  with  him 
through  yourself.  . 

Yours  very  truly,  ,,- 

Private  Secretary 

July  17, 

I'J'tiiis  Honorable, 

1’ivj  Postmaster'  General, 

Washington,  J)«,  C. 


I  beg  to  inform  ydu  that  during  the'  past  eighteen  months, 
the  Nov/  Jersey  and  Pennsylvania  Concentrating  Y/orks,  of. which  1  am 
President,  has  established  .at  Ogden,  N«„  J,4  a  mill  for  the  cancen- 
tration  of  iron  ores,  which  gives  employment  to  some  three  hundred 
(300)  workmen,  who  with  their  families  constitute  a  comparatively 
large  population. 

A  branch  of  the  Central  Railroad  of  New  Jersey  terminates  at 
our  door,  and  their  service  at  present  consists  of  .three  passenger 
trains  per  day.  : 

The  correspondence  of  this  Compaq  is  extensive  find  important, 
and  is  dependent  upon  the  Post  Office  at  Ogdensburgh,  N.  J..,  which 
is  distant  throe  miles  from  our  mill.,  The  delays,  to  which  we  are 
compelled  to  submit  in  consequence  of  this  inconvenient  arrange¬ 
ment  are  seriously  detrimental  to  our  business  interests,  and  I 
therefore  respectfully  suggest  to  you  the  desirability  of  estab¬ 
lishing  a  Post  Office  at  Ogden.  Our  position  there  is  permanent. 
Si*  ’.ts  scope  will  increase  from  year  to  year,  and  I  sincerely 

Tha  Poat^stej*  General.  -2-  July  17,  18£ft« 


ihould  ray  proposition  moot  v/ith  your  favorable  consideration 
I  wil  be  glad  to  name  a  reliable  man  for  the  position  of  Poat- 
ma-bor,  if  by  doing  so  I  can  assist  you,  and  meanwhile  1  beg  to 


N.  'J.  &  Penn' a.  Concentrating  Y/orte 

July  18,  1361, 

IT.  It.  afeith,  Baq* ,  C.  t.  D., 

H.  K*  H.  &  «.  R.  R.  Qo., 
new  Hayen, . Conn* 

Dear  SArS- 

Tfour  letter  of  4th  instant,  has  'rahsinc  d  unansv.s 
owing  to  my  absence.  , 

1  boliovo  tho  jroason  for  the  change  produced  by  reversing 
the  batteiy  is  attributable  to  the  weakening  of  the  field  magnet 
poles  in  the  motor,  since  the  residual  magnetism  of  the  previous 
current  wotild  ndw  b«  in  Opposition  to  the  direct  magnetism  of 
the  now  curreni.  jfyig  is  the  moat  reasonable  explanation  I  can 
oifer^o^jh^  ^Ta^e^me  for  thO  resistance  of.  the  g6rtnan-silver 
shunt  in  a  previous  letter*  The  resistance  of  this  shunt  .iB  one 
Oha.  Tho  'resistance  of  the  fi^ld  is  1*64  ohas;  and  of  the  ama- 
tiwp  .255,  wi$i  th»- brushoa  on  tt^e- bar*  .  .. 

Yuliys  ve*y  trUlr* 

July  2b,  lS9io 

Mh.  ■?»  Muller, 

Sotteville  -  ies_  .Rouen, 

33«ar  SirJ- 

With  reference  to  Mr  le.ftev  .of '8th  instant  aafires^a 
to  Mr*  Edison,,  with  relation  to  it  is  KiltefOGRAPH,  I  .beg  to  initem 
you  that  we  no  longer  make  our  ovJn  emulsions  for 'use  in- connection 
with  that  Waratus,  and  consequently  have  stopped  using  gelatine 
in  any  forau  ’ 

Tours  very  truly, 

?vily-  ap*  15591* 

.Ts)in  Kruno i.  Esq,,  Gan*!,.  Man/j 

E  A  i  a  o  n  G  a  n  1  2o  R  3.  .?  p  -t  $  i  p  C'  o*., 

Hey/  Yor>,  (it-iy, 

Dftar  Sir;- 

Will  you  please  inform  f.w>  were  yon-  obtain  thy 
coatings  which  are  use**  for  ;yow  -.taa-Lley  .vttipeJ?  We  are  .abont  8» 
raaice  half  a  dozen  flipping  C  omp  as so 8.,  and  wish  th.em  to  ,bo  composed 
of  as  light  a  material  as  possible* 

Vtmrs  truly., 

EBI.SOH  :L  A  B  ;0  U  £JL.. R-Y~ - 

July  '21,  1891ft 

Philip  S.  Dyer,  Esq,, 

Rue  0  s  y  4  3  2, 

ANTWERP,  Belgium, 

Dear  Sir:- 

•  I  enclose  herewith  for  your  {information  co-py  of  .a 
letter  under  date  July  18th  received  by  Mr»  Edison  from  .Messrs- 
Dyer  &  So oly,  with  relation  to  the  letter  of  fir.  cte  Iialmde,  i: 
regard  to  his  Accumulator,  translation  of  which  you  sent  to  us 
short  timo  ago, 

Youbs>  very  truly, 

Private  Secretary, 

Now  York,  Ju,ly  18th,  1891. 


Thorn  a  A.  Edison,  Esq.  . 

Dear  Sir:- 

Wo  have  your  letterof  the  16th  instant,  enclosing 
translation  of  letter  from  Dr.,  do  Lalande.  .  Wo  find  that  Blatter, 

,laS  °btflin0d  8  Pat0nt  Whioh  3eoms  substantially  for  the  samc 

invention  as  the  patent  of  de  Virloy  and  others  referred  to  by  Dr, 
haiande,  and  we  judge  from  this  that  Blatter*  .has  had  an  interfer¬ 
ence  with  tjiis  patent  which  has  been  decided  in  his  favor.  We  ' 
liav°  sent  to  Washington  to  have  the  matter  investigated  and  will  b 
able  to  report  to  you  more  fullly  in  a  day  pr  two. 

we  have  ordered  popies.of  the  patents  in  question  for  you. 

Yours  truly. 

( Signed ) 

Dyer  &  Seely.. 

GoMj  3/^' 

'^a  ’f  .  „ 

1 . ‘  AuO<  « 

&^t>o  gyJ^ 

■  'dL^,  v***'. 


f,)^.  ^  ”™’V*1. 

4)  ^X^t-  <y  ,4lsC*M/^ 

*  (Jp^Sf'JUUO-  MUsfc**U  ^-xl^  ^_v 

■*  ZfezJ^^^*£~> 

«*-  "J?  *%&?%£  %* 

tidAlM^r-  ,  ?£**&■  <*wC«*s*  ^-^u-^'-e— 

Mr.  H  e  i  1  ra  a  n  ,  Manager, 

The  Eden  M  use  e  , 

Nev 7  York* 

Dear. Sir:- 

Porrait  mo  to  Introduce  to  you  Mr.  Walter  B.  Miller, 
one  of  mi'  Phonograph  Experts.  I  da  si  re  to  obtain  a  few  phono¬ 
graphic  ro cords  of  the  Band  now  performing  in  the  Eden  Musee, 
and  would  be  much  obliged  if  you  would  kindly  permit  Mr.  Miller  to 
take  a  phonograph  to  your  establishment  and  secure  the  records.. 

In  doing  this  he  will  not  Cause  the  musicians  any  inconvenience-. 
Any  courtesies  which  you  may  extend  to  Mr.  Miller  will  be  much 

appreciated  by 

Jujiy  22,  1891 1 

R*  Mead,  B3q. , 

#240  Main  Street, 

Orange,  N. "  J. 

Dear  siri- 

Ih  reply  to  your  note  of  this  morning  J  »eC  to  say 
that  I  havo  never  had  an  opportunity  of  reading  the  deed  of  . 
Watchung  Avenue.'  If  you  will  submit  tone  a  copy  of  this  deed, 
so  that  I  may  familarize  myself  with  its  provisions,  it  will  re- 
solve  inniodiate  consideration,  but  until  this  is  done  1  can  make 
no  arrangement  in  regard  to  executing  it.' 

Yours  very  truly, 


Private  Seq’y, 

>?.!?„,  mo  I,* 

4*  Verne., 

Cie  *  Continentals  Edison, 

Paris,  Prance* 

Saar  gir:** 

.  ‘  b'C  ‘0  “”i““  **>•  <*  »«•  «MW  «• 

21at  instant,  reading: 

Do  you  intend  corning  here?  VBRflEf " 

“  b«  .0  co„„m  w  ^  cabled  t0  r„  to-Oa,.  a.  folloMS 

Yours  truly, 

Samuel  Inaull, 


Re  the  attached  latter  fPOm  ti»  I>,  Smyth,  Ho*  241  South 
pifth  a^Meti  ?hlladalphl?v.  iSriSf'th  t^iphbnod  to  Mr>  Ware  the 
other  day  from  New  york,  aekine .if  th?  Phonograph  Work  a  would 

build  a  coin-slot-raachina  for -him,  which  is  designed  to  release 

>apor  and  an  envelope.  Re  states  tl'^t  ha  will,  udei 

largo  numbers  of  these,,  but  ias 

Please  advise 


Private  Seurat 9 3 

July  23,  1891, 

Ma^for  S.  3.  Baton, 

Sdison  Building,  Broad  St., 

Wow  York  City. 

Dear  Sir:- 

I  one  loss  herewith  two  agreements  between  2.  A«.  Edison, 
Felix  de  Lalande,  and  Georges  Chaperon,  dated,  respectively,  SdtlU- 
August,  1839,  ai,id  April  8th,  1890.  The  latter  provider  for  the 
payment  to  lalande  of  a  royalty  on  colls  30ld  by  Mr.  Edison  in 
the  Dominion  of*  Canada,  Republic  of  Mexico,  and  fbreigm  cointriod  . 
The  first  agreement  provides  for  a  minimum  royalty  of  ^2,000  per 
year  on  cells  30ld  within  the  United  States.  The  loyalty  on 
foreign  aale.'S  13  s.oparato  and. nust  be  paid  in  addition  to  thfa 
minimum  guarantee  -  act  least  30  1  interpret  the  contracts.  Now 
I  want  to  know  if  we  sell  to  the  E.  S,  Greeley  Company,  for 
instance,  ‘in  New  York  Oity,  and  Greeley  exports  the  cells  to 
Mexico,  must  we  account  Under  the  contract  of  August  24th,  1839, 
or  Under  the  contract  of  April  8th,  1890?  In  other  words,  would 
that  constitute  a  aalo  by  Edison  in  the 'United  States  or  fx_.  aai4> 
by  him  in  Mexico?  We  make  -sales  to  Greeley  now,  and  h^can 
pose  of  the  batteries  in  the  United  States  or  in  certain  South  !" 
American  countries, as  he  pleases  to.  Wliat  I  want  to  know  ia,  ; 

Majors.  B.  Baton. 

whjt ho;*'  dftjoloy  would,  in  tho  eyod  oi*  tho  law,  consider^  a 
AsdSm,  oi-  whether  our  rseponaibility  ceases  whan  we  im>.e  sdloa 
to  him  in  New  "York?  Lalarstte  has  no  patent®  in’ any  of'  the'  cp un¬ 
trios  which  I  haye  in  mind. 

private  Sec’y, 

My  dear  Loguo,- 

I  have  your  letter  of  21st  instant,  in  regard 
*°  ”*  ”3tias  "f  of  *  «  «l*»s  woial  to 

*“*  matter  now,  «*  by  m.M^  the  aims  shorter  and  thiokor,  „ 
baliavo  »  eon  avoid  tho  tronbls  in  ^  ^ 

.0.  right  abort  the  oil.  introdnood  oil  „  had  idr 

*"’•**  th“n  "  "*  ■*>*»»•  »'•  I  ttink  it  ,„it,  probable 

that  tin  last  lot  of  on  w  go.  .as  no.  a.  g^d  as  pravions  sap. 

rlios  which  we  have  }iau.  i  am  flad  to  imnw  +v,„+  a., 

am  „a.aa.  to  know  that  the  cells  which 

you  have  sot  up  on  signal  work  are  doing- so  well. 

Yours  vary  truly, 

■The  'Wayne  Hotel j 

Det.  ro  it ,  M  i  ch  i  gan » 

Philip  s.  By: 

Antwerp,  Belgium. 

•I  enclose 

deceived  from  Messrs, 
patent  on  an  aiectroc 

latter  which  y,g  hava 

i’!’"  4  s'“y’  “  ■»  W-.  Stet«w.0 

’  *>*  nmtan  battapioa,  ,  al„  ^ 
,W.  »pa«lrt.aiio„,  fotoS,B  pai.t  of 

’braa!"-rM*h’  >WWw 

W“r<,"asM”  *°  "■  0«  talSM.,'  It 

you  copy  of.Mr.  _si; 
Patent  Ifo.  445,104, 
submitting  all  this 

anything  now  towards  recovering 
Perhaps  hr.  de  Inlands  may 

invention  of  Be: 



Private  Sde1 

"I  have  examined  the  price?  on  oil  stjihnfitt-ed  by  JiaJte 
Brothers,  and  they  comparo  fuvprsbly  with.prjods  va 
are  paying.  Vo  have  sufficient  of  this  material  now 
on  hand  to  last  us  »qre  than  a  rftonth*  fljur  t}$pi«ea$> 
suggests  that  before  giving  on  order  to  Jfi sites  grothtttffl 
they  should  be  required  to  submit  ^arrjplafl  of  their 
good3,  for  tbs  reason  that  a  gy^at  deal  of  trouble  tn^l 
annoyance  have  been  experienced  in  the  pact  With  bad 
gilded  of  oil.  That  which  ar*e  uOipg  now  1«  giVihti 
greater  satisfaction  than  was,  vm  case  with  <S#y 
previously  usod,  and  is  piore.  economical  il# 

fins  lubricating  quality,  WhiOh  jwriuitd  of  % 
used  over  and  over  sjgain#  •<  /y 

Votirs  truly,  'H 



toi’y,  numbered 

>3pectivsly  7044 


ware  in  your  hands  S 

•hout  the  ol( 



appreciate  it 

uld  oblige 



Heniy  Wohlo,  Esq, ,  ' 

Room  73,  Pulitzer  Building, 

In  vep-ly  to  your  letter  of  21, t  instant  to  a,, 

..I  Ms  to  «,  th»t  i»  „nr  UUe 

-  ha»,  ,«  00,  tho*,^,  ho„o„M„  „  *.  tM 

row  «ttet.  of  »,  Wooteo  i»  «*,'  ' 

Private  Secretary* 

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■mxa  yoa  J»r.»sth  „„  or  . 

my  repay, 





f»<|-  1-0*  <!»>'. 

MSW  at  4.,  8<1„  „ 

■nstf  York,  .July  £1,  '1391.  ’ 

Thomas  4*  Ediaon 

Uanlo  Park,  K,  j. 

1  . 



Pfc : 


|4  ■’ 

Mr"  0®a*«Mi«her,  a  ’-Proses  snot*  ml«r  at  76  'Bw^an 
Street,  was  victimised  by  a.  Miss  McBea  ttirot^a  the  .us  a  rof  :yuur 
mm .  Hi  isa  Mo  Re  a  has  an  office  In  ftfae  told  Build-ins  and  pub- 

?a?8r  Call8d  ""  «*  wsr.aan.tofl  Van.  ffina- 

**  °h9P  that  yott  ssva^i  AoawTOUcw 

invention  a*  the  w  ,ld  ,ei^  ^  ^  ^  ^ 

•x  coira  into  heated  in  the  owas-ship  of  the  papas. 

the.,,  -Plantation,  „  ,bteiw.d  ^0in  Hls  ;0ester>. 

neicher,  work  anonntin,  to  ^  thrive  dollars,.  .  ' 

On  bohalf  of  Mr,  Oeota-^ci > 

l»r  1  would  desire  to  , ask  .the 

question  whether  you  know  this  todv  ,,' 

-Udy  at  -all  and  what  if  .right 
she  had  to  make  -use  of  your  naa. 

.««•  aa».  a  ,mii  ,ro...  i 

"•  is  i„  circuit®*,  md  ■  ■  ;■  ' 

*“‘u  oan  afford 

to  MS  «*,w  »*  .  aiss  «««  A™,  ;MU  Ur 

**»•  •>— «  *'  —  »»>■*.«.  ** 

W  «*»  *»»  St„tea  „  W*  i!lwitlm 

to  cheat  him  os  not-. 

\  Very  Sespeetmiy  yours, 

(SisU)  HENHY^WEHlfit 

fifth  Sti'oe- 

Phila  delphia ,  Pa . 

ve  been  advised  by  the  Edison  Phonograph  Works 
»t  you  telephoned  than  the  other  day  fr„  ,&±ns  fc(B 

they  .mid  build  for  you  a  coin  .lot  mohine  .hioh  .a,  deeien- 
to  re  lease  a  eheet  of  paper  .*  „..lope.  Before  „■  o.a 
■elder  thie  propo.ltion  intelligently,  i,  „ai  „eeee..ry  fo, 
to  know  exactly  Where  you  would  require  manufacture  to  be  carr 
Our  factory  is  fully  equipped  for  this  class  of  worv  » 

fuLl  infoiration 

the  subject,  I  will 

rith  you  furthe 

You're  truly, 

to  acknowledge  't> 


Lve'd  your  letter  to 

•etsponderice  to  Mr.  Jolasi 

*aph  Company,  iHew  .York,  which 

Company . 

: nti On  of  the  Company 


onogrrlp  h ' 

irrevt  the  a?; 

i  lain,  dhaa- 

the  United  C-: 

st  ion  over  the 

action  in  the  matter  wit: 

“at- i ora.  I  tltust 

,•  Private  Secretary. 

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Yj  nab:  vuA 

July  2&,  1(391. 

H.  Wa^ii  Iaonard,  Esq,.,  G&n'l.  Manager, 

“sM  &  Power  Dap'*.,  Edison  Gon'l.  Else.  Co., 

Now  .York  City . 

Defer  Sir:- 

In  reply  to your  last  letter  cm'  the  subject  of  MrT 
Edjaon'a  sml}  eorupi»sitec  frame  arrnature  ifcn  motor,  I  bag-  ttj  say 
"  ''fcha't  *aa  not  intend  ad  for  revdtvins  When 'it  worked,  bi£  only  ' 
for.  bains  aisaped  at  any  suitable  petition  toVwvw  its  broeaq, 
the  bet  scS-etc  boingattaohed  for  tha,t  purpose. 

Tte  have  rqCeiVOd  a  Wfcstinghq^i f  alternating  volt  meter  and 
ampere  meter.  Shis,  With  the  apparatus  of  the  game  kind  from  the 
national  Company,  will  probably  b 9  that  «  shall  require  in 

that  Ttey  ,  but  I  would  suggest  that ,  while  not  absolutely  necessary, 
itould  is  vary  desirable  at  the  present  time  for:  the  Laboratory 
receive  samples  of  opposition  Qomp antes'  trans formers  to  test 
'  their-  efficiency,  we  rnt»  a  V^ngm*  SO  lighter  §nd  10  ' 
aQCe3S  at  present  to  q  t.h,  15  lights*  rt 

***.■*  **  *«<*  one  or  two  transire 

ib  largsy  sizes,  to  find  out  htnr  Mr.  Edison’s  will  oontfare'sHih 
thorn  in  efficiency.  Yours  very  truly,  ’ 

ARTHUR  E.  mB-lE^Y. 

Mr.  George  S'.  Atwood, 

N.  J.  &  Penn-1  a.  Concentrating  Works, 

*  Ogdenoburgh,  N.  J. 

The  casting  of  the  300  h«  p.  Condons'or  is,  finished, 
but  it  docs  not  look  good.  It  ’has  three  defeats,  as  follows: 

1.  There  i3  ai  small  piece  out5' of  flange. 
8.  S  small  hole  in  other  flange. 

What  will-  you  do  with  this  casting?  Accept  -  it,  or  have : them 
make  a  new  casting;!  In  order  to  make  -a  new  casting  it  will 

necessary  to  ravish  tie  whole  pattern. 

•  Smyth,  Bag. , 
Wo*  241  spttth 

Fhila^phia,  pa. 

«  ««■  instant,,  I  »„  t0 
"*  ’tesi®‘  a^Mn,  •»*  oa  m  deaoribo, 

Winit.  «ta.,  of  „  mMd 

you  trould  plaoa  „  „Pa„  .  / 

aay  %at  wa  could  dotrbtl  S3 s  < 
but  be  fora  wa  could  giv«J  you 
squire  to  fcmwrho***  ^ 


Major  a.  B.  Eaton, 

Edl30n  Bui  a  dins.  Broad  stroat, 
Eav  York  City* 

■< ..  *.  *«»«»  .«*„■  a„lr„ 
™ZT**h  “,s  “ Wte  -w*. 

I  ~r:  *?  ^  w  -  - — ■ — 

was  «*rw,rdad  to  n*  ror  a  **<1  «hit>h 

“~‘y^  — 

«*«-  to  ^  •  it  J**9  *****  *m  , 

»  ***»»  —  uZ‘JZ  TJT** 

all  right  for  ths  Edison  .Ph  d,3ad,•  Is  -‘S*  • 

*«  «*  ttPls  ^*'*^'7*  **•  ”**•:*'■»'■**- 

00  mLlch  'ORpree  'iatecl-,  ' 


J3  R.  Lombard,  Baq.,  VicO-ProsidAnt, 
North  Amor loan  Phonograph  company/ 
New  Van R  City, 

^‘u  »*•  wda  aw-an^mqnta  .for  t* 

'*“*  W  1*“*  *  «—•  A,  ytm  .  nombo„ 

W  W  Mm*.  «,  ®xio«  to'  rtrt*.  «  v  „„  ^ 

MM3V  1?.  »,  too,  *«,  W.  oih  Wo*,*,  thtun"  I  Vll  advtoo  «ti 

Private  Sooritary. 

A.  P.  Baher,  Esq., 

57  Deansgate,,  MANCHESTER, 

You?  lot-tor  of  12th  instant  addressed  to  Messrs. 
Edison  &•  Co.,  has  been  received  at  the  laboratory.  Immediately 
upon  its  receipt  wo  referred  it  to  Mr.  Wi,  J,  Hannwr,  who  had  en¬ 
tire  charge  of  Mr.  Edison' s  Paris  exhibit  The  following  is  what 
Mr.  Haiimer  3 ay 3  in  regard  to  the  account'  referred  to  in  your 
letter,  and.  inasmuch  as  ho  does  not  approve!  the  bill  ire  cannot 

"Ify  impress  iOn  •  of"  the  enclosed  (your ,  letter)  is  that  he  ha3 
no.  claim  in  tho  least.  He  agreed  tf>  furnish  certain  pic¬ 
tures,  of  the  Edison  Display  fpr  use  in  Offioial  Album  Sto* 
but  dillyMdallied  so  long,  went  off  to  Manchester  and  else¬ 
where,  leaving  the  Atorh  in  the  lurch,  (id  the  samples  fur¬ 
nished  were,  not  as  agreed,  and  I  co UntiWmand e d  the  order 
And.  notified  him  I  had  given  thd  worh  to.  another  concern  in 
u3*  rfA  lorie  after,  Baker's  man  name  around  apblo- 

giaing  &o.  and  I  told -him  it  wab  all  his  own  no  gloat  and  ■ 

•  car  si  a  s  an  0  sa  that  hi),  lost  the  Order.  Subsequently  =he  sent, 
though  he,  said  nothing  about  it  gfc  the  time  and 
•W  ■  dbe  the  few  platfcs,  he  made  and  they  wore  not 

vt  a"d  ad  ^  Entirely,  negwotad  the  job,  I  un  sure 

liS  Ixitt  M  olaifnj  tiT&  raakas  is  ridiculous* " 

cretavy . 

July  -50,,  *39%: 

!to  «  Ansjrt'ftju  Oo.,  Iiimitod, 

Nof  35  Wqrjt  33rd  St,,  Now  Yo-J:  City, 

B««r  Sira:- 

Mr,  Edison  ha  a  ask'd  m  to  thank  yon  for  ywr 

"*•— 4  ■*w  “  *»  '<•  i«  W  M  «u»t  «■ 

”*  **»  M.  »t»t  for  s*TOtoto  *  ' 

MU>  .  liTltoWM.  woords  „»  ^  ^  • 

W=  Mi  at,  «  0„  w:in, 

gust  4th),  and  if  it  mil  to  ontirdly  oosuwiioht  for  vp1?« 
orsh«tra  to  M*  to  th»  StonogrWh  on  t,.t  <*,  w  Ko,  «Wr 
H.  Millor  an  b.  on  ton*  *,*»»„.  Ploatto 

inform  Mr.  Bdiodn  «  tto,  **  #  «,!.),  %  top,*,  «r4  0Mlrt. 
tra  wUl  aanbmbla,  and  v#*y  mti&h  oblige 

Yoara  vp»y  trrfcjer,, 


August  1,  m9!jl. 

James  y.  Hows,  335,.,  .GMsi'i.  Counsel , 

Chicago,  Si,  Paul,  lj  lianeapplie  A  Omd'ha  R'v<,  ^p,, 
St,.  PaaJ  ,  Mp-nn. 

f^r,  Edison  has  crj  carved  you*  letter  iof  '20  th  Ultfimo, 
in  ttleh  you  -assort  W<  use  of  a  phonograph  on  salary  loco¬ 
motives  for  re-gisterine  the  sounds  produced  by  bell  •«. 

When  rung  or  blown,  the  object  ^  to.  prove  that  the  i™ 

requires  railway  compari 

'  cause  a  whistle  to  be  aoundejd  'c 

bell  to  bo  rung  at  hip, Way  crossings.,  }*a  been  .po^Med -wifth. 

.  In  reply  Mr.  Bdi?/ on  has  instructed  mo  to  aw  tla.t  you  do  .no' 
require  a  phonogreph  to  accomplish  -this  object.  An 'ordinary 
Watchman' 3  Detector,  if  placed  on  engine  and  connected  Wth  the 

whistle  handle,  would  3how  t 

1  sheet  of  paper  the  exact  tine,  at 

mioh  the  Whistle  was  blown  over  the  whole  .route. 

Another  method  would  be  to  .put  a  devolution  Oounfe®  on  the 
_  1OC0mOUva’  m*ki*  the  paper -only  ^en  going  iWward,  and  ton- 
•  ’  the  "hi9tl*  •*“***  *>  pencil  on  paper.  fhis-  wool 

Bhow  witWn  **  e:<act  spot  where  .the  .Mat le  was  blown 

t*i»- MMtrf  awiaiife  m  s,,„i  ww  _ 

®th  ,or  2Wh,:lti„0( 

toV°  *  **■  «»-xA»«i»r.I»r  a„p»  , 

WMto  ~~  **» 

lS35’  1  teS  “  ^  —«»«'«»»  b  no-,,,,,, 
^  *«.  Room.  of  Bnj  on  noon  ,laips  w,  ,„W 

1-pn  ,*  *  W«.  Componina  mont  ionod  mften  Jsa,.. 

^  SOnB  °f  th0  We3ton  lamps,  but  tehare  ,is-  rt0 

these,  am  it  .Is  impossibla  to  lamina  axaotly 
porioa  they  belong. 



August  z)  18QX, 

•Messrs.  Dyer  &  seoly. 

Wo.  36  Wall  s  t  r  e  a  - 
New  York  City  . 

3«ar  Sirs:- 

With  reforanoo  to  yo^  lottor  Of^Oth  ultirao,  in 
regard  to  an  Interview  tfelch  yovr  Hr.  attieoto  d*si«B  to  h*m 
^  Mr>  Edl80llwith  ^l^iont,  the  Chinnoe*  and  tooler  iW 
■“-**«—  -  «  •  t,».  V  ^ 

“  “  **"  “*■>  «“« «-> ««« .« .«■«„ 
M>1  tav" to  ta  *>  ..  •  fc  * 

* «- *  ** '  i3  a  Counisaiomr  of  Coeds.  '  • 

fbura  very  truJjr^  ' 

3,  ias&. 

Private  Sscrutair'. 

.  kW. 

Bear  Sir:- 

R«  Symington  lAo-tgage  hold  by  Mr-.  Edison1 3  Eatl/ir.  ' 
Mr.  Edison  th inks  that  it  would  bo  inadvisable  to  buy 
property  upon  ’.vhioh  thin  rroytgdse  was  takpn  in  order  tp  save  the 
two  hundred  dollars  already  invested.  There  is  no  uso  tlirowinff 
good  money  sifter  ba(J. 

YoiiTs  very  truly , 

Major  S.  B,.  Baton, 

Edison  Building,  Broad  St r sot, 
Mew  York-  City  . 

Major  s,  B,  Baton, 

August  3,  1391, 

Edison  Building,  Broad  St., 

Now  York  0  it y  • 

Doar  sir:- 

Ediaon  PhonogUftph  Vor.ko  ns  W&Jk  hung  Acinus,  1  *®ve 
your  lottos-  of  30th  ultimo  gn  thid  axbjtoui;,  4nd.  1  also  saw 'your, 
representative  Who  visited  Oiunge  -tho  other  Qay  in;n 
with  the  matter.  I  undarattodthat  pape/rs  pi-open?  drawn  up 
will  to  aont  to  mcfi  for  execution.' at  an  oiirly  day.  I  have  no  idea 
w!ien  I  will  bo  able  to  set  a  quojrum  of  t)ifi  Boars!  of  thu .  PhonqgM©: 
WorJca,  and  I  theri^fcjre .  suggested  to  your  w^ios^ritativfi  that  he 
should  give  ira  a  draft  of  r8« oiu' t  ion  ■« wni'ihftink  the  ^  ©r  -fi* 
Company’s  Officers  in  oxecb&ins  the  d$b  taient* 

Yours  •sSer^  trulyt, 

Private  Sec' 

Augaafc  »,  XB9X» 

0.  U  Smyth, 

No„  241  South  lirtii  Street, 

Philadelphia,  Pa,. 

Dear  Sdr:- 

,  Haply  ire  to  yota*  letted  of.  30th  ultimo,  wo  hea  to 
3ay  that  vs  oa^not  undertake  to  do sigh  or  manufacture  tiff  m- 
ohinss  that  you  desire,  for  the  reason  that  the  arrangement  which 
you  suggest  in  connection  therewith  As  •  a^ogeilior. 

Youra  vefy  truly, 

Edison  phonograph  works 

August  3,  1391. 

V/.  H«  Dean,  Esq., 

Room  31,  Canada  life  Building, 
Toronto,  Canada. 

With  reference  to  your  recent  latteur,  jin  re  »»«•>. 
to  tha  Nickel*- in-tha-Slot  Phonograph,  Messrs.  Holland.  Srotims, 
of  Ottawa,  have  been  appointed  by  the-  North  American-  Phonogram 
Company  General  Agents  for  the  -sal*  <>f  the  inatruiren*  in  Canada, 
and  all  business  in  that  territory  mat  be  dond  through  'them* 


■  I  enclose  herewith  >>»«  “t”  0UbKrt  slll<” 
W1*  at  law,  #206  Broad*,,  Sto  To*  City,  to  -*«*  *•  - 

„oirat  «•*„«.  to*  *  to**»  ««*  «•  ™GM'  **’■* 

that  to  published  at  Boom  127  Pulitser  BaiMini!,  »«  »*  ott”' 
under  ito  Mto.  02  liiaa  V,  H.  HCRae.  This  iootmal  mat 
8tartod  to  to.  official  o«ah  of  all  to.  PhonoeInph  Oompaoioa, 

„d  Mr.'Bdioon  .  asked  to  loin  -  to"  «*  «• 

«*  “  ””  srt,OT“  *  “* 

Mto  oa  th.  12th  of  January  loot,  with  a  a* tor  to.ato~U.toto 

of  »iob  I  enclose  herewith.  »r.  Bdi.on  did  -to.  «  -*•**•„ 

for  firs  oharoa  of  .took- in  MS  PHOHOOMM,  and  on  the  «h  of  Haro 
ysst  sent-  hia  Shook  .0  f*  OSOKWto.  for  *260,  to.  uadoratanditf 
'  hjing  tint  the  stool  tab  to  ho  ioonod  to  him  at  $50  a  oharo. 
ha*  you  herewith  Miss  W.  .sknoelearement  of  this  money  dot, 
**.„  3th,  and  ih  toto  same  letter  oh.  says:  ■«  soon  as  the 

Major  3.  B.  Baton, 

Edison  Building,  Broad  St.*\ 
Now  York  City. 

August  4, . 189 1 . 

.$•100  each,  which  will  ! 
'  '  WO  have  waited  patier 

Aug.  4,  IS  91. 

b9  th0  » bivalent  of  his  Mb3_ 
sntly  for  these  shares,  but  have 

.•  •  . *  u“i  out  n a 

!“1V*  W  MiS3  M0Sae'3  **“*  of  March  6th  ia  tha 

only  acknowledgement  Mrs  have  of  +he  '  '  3  ^  ' 

•Ediqnv.  PQyn°nt  t0  «*  „ 

2  ""  3iSa9d  ~  ~  “  ^  ™n  W 

—  xp  in  Mi*.  Elliott's  letter  la  abattM.  gaa  w  ^ 

;a*r: 7  — ™  ~  -  -  ^  aet  ^ 

O  Jr.  Blliott's  letter,  but  wish  that  ydtt  would  *  so.  ' 

Private  Secretary, 

^  If 

Thomaa  A.  Jidison,  Saq.f 

0  3.  d  o  n  s  b  u  r  g  h  ,  H,  j, 

August  5,  1891, 

Daar  Mr,  Sdison,- 

1  3034  t0  70U  *"*“*  in  regard  to 

~  ~  UPOn  ^ 
„  ,  •  -*V  S  lettBr  °f  ^  inStant*  ^ched,  i  handed  8V* 

thug  to  Mr.  Kannelly  and  had  him  mite  a  report,  yfaich  you  w-il 

s^y"°l°39d;  ?le33e  ^  *"*  r°Ply  «*•>  Oyer  ;jid 

yours  truly. 

August  a,  1991* 

Chari® 3  Batchelor,  Esq., 

o/o  N.  Y.  Concentrating  Work 3, 

Edison  Building,  Broad  St. ,  New  York 

Mr.  John  Ott  has  ra  quested  me  to  write  to  you  with 
respect  to  the  Balt  Machine  about  which  you  have  been  inquiring. 
But  littlo  progress  has  been  made  'with  this  nachine  at  the  Labora¬ 
tory  Owing  to  the  absence  of  Mr.  Thomas  and  Mr.  Dickson,  the 
1  f0ttn®r  of  wh0m  i3  W  He*  Bdisdn  at  the  Ogdon  mine,  and  tb* 
latter  13  now  visiting  the  photographic  supply  houses  in  Rochester 
on  business  connected  with  the  Kinetogrdph*  As  soori  as  the  two 
gentlemen  named  return  to  the  Laboratory,  the  Belt  Machine  will 
bo  taken  up  and  work,  on  it  pushed  vigorously. 

Yours  vajry  truly , 


August  1st,  1891. 

New  Jersey  Phonograph  Go,, 

H  e  vi  a  r  k  ,  p  ,  j  A 

Dear  Sira:-  , 

"*  ha*.  ».»»  to  »« Ji,y  .ip..,,  a  a(^j,e  -  00  B01rt01li_ 
1%  .lx  h.x.1  W«1  ™„rto(  ana  ta  aavi.. 

"  »"•“*  *•  «■*“  *W  HvWat.  quantitiea.  -th. 
*T  *"  ;»«  tailattnj,  Wua«„?,  .***,  or  hoxte*, 

Wll  bo  35/  for  each  cylinder*  „■ 

In  ordering,  ■duplicate  records,  you  will.ploaae  place  a  requi- 
aition  with  the  North  American  Phonograph  Company  for  the  Paired 
number  of  cylinder,  instructing  them  to  make  delivery  of  same  at 
this  laboratory.  Upon  receipt  of  these  they  will  he 'duplicated 
and  shipped  by  us  in  accordance  with  your  directions. 

The  charge  for  boxing  and  packing,  as  per  -sample,  will  bio  as 
fbllowa;  Small  paper  stogie  cylinder  boxes  3  J/s  c^nts  oaeh; 
large  box  and  packing  25  cents. 

Should  you.  send  us  any  cylinders  for  -the  .purposh  o'f  hpvjlng 
^cii'  vmottto  trims, ferr^  We  o«n  fumhdh  .from  .'30  <th  ,4tto  ^upft'ioatea 
of  goo^  qUtfiity  J*fe  pr ifa  named  hbqye,  pro«*aeti  :tfte  /frtdifoor  reach  us 
in  perfect  condition  and  are  free  from  switching* 

Attest,  @  ,  1891, 

Rafus  Maud,  23sq.« » 

No.  212  Main  Straot, 

Quango,  N-  $• 

Doar  Sir:- 

I  votum  hapatfiih  tha  daud  \ihich  accomponjad 
1st  tea*  of  24th  ultimo,  r  havo  had  a  nttvr  daed  pwgarftft  and  am 
having,  it  Sxacutad.  . 

Yoiira  vc£y  twilit. 

Private  sacra  fan*/. 


August  7:,  la^X. 

Henry  Villard,  Esq. 

New  York  City 

Dear  Sir; 

Mr,  Edison  has  instructed  me  to  forv/ard  to  you  the 

to  reimburse  you  for  the  subscription 

enclosed,  chock  fo: 

his  behalf  to  the  Helmholtz  'Eu’id, 

Lndly  'made 



Private  ^berotary* 

Major  S.  ja.  Sat  on, 

Edison  Buil  dine,  Broj-id  St, 

received  from  you  a  reply  t. 

limp,  with  which  I  sent 

Mr.  Edison,  Pali*  do  inlands  and  Gooj 
tain  questions  with  relation  thereto. 

An  answer  at  your  oapiy 

.11  much  Oblige 

Private  So, 

August  11th,  1891. 

■P.  M.  Randall, 

Caro  of  Edison  General  Electric  Company, 

Boston,  Mas: 

Dear  Sir: 

I  beg  to  acknowledge  with  very  many  thanks  your  letter 
'of  the  4th  in3t.  in  regard  to  an  interview  which  you  have  had  with 

?Dr«  Hutchinson,  president  of  the  American  Electrical  Thorap eutii 

sSoeiety.  I  have  this  morning  received  a  letter  fron  Dr.  Hutchins cn 

and  am  writing  to  him  fully  on  the  subject  of  the  Edi son-Lalande 

Yours  truly 

Private  Secretary, 

August  11th,  1891, 

phongis  R.  Lombard,  ISsq.,  Vico  Presi( 

ogrscph  Co.,  #14  &  16  Morris  St. , 


Jbna  If 


|3epf  Mr.  lombard:  -- 

;.apa  I  have  received  tills  morning  your  letter  of  the 

7th;  inet.  enclosing  a  communication  frtm  Mr.  S.  C.  Stevenson  of 
Montreal,  which  1  return  herewith.  I  will  write  you  to-night  or 
tomorrow  giving  you  exact  information  as  to  the  arrangements  I 
have  made  in  regard  to  the  exhibit  of  the  Phonograph  at  the  Montreal 
Exposition  next  month. 

Very  truly  yours, 


42  V*ra  d  St  reet ,  Hew  York . 

as  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  August  11th,  1891. 


.  |!I—  H  •  Bio  ok  .  Esa.. 

!$>'  Moscow.,  Russia. 

;t?  Dear  Sir:- 

Your  letter  or  the  10th  instant  in  regard  to  the 
ll^Fourth  Electrical  Exhibition  organized  by  the  Imperial  Russian 
I  Technical  Society  to  be  held  in  St.Petersburgh  in  September  next 
|^as  been  duly  received.  I  regret  to  say  that  it  will  be  imprac- 
'Viti cable  for  Mr.Edison  to  make  a  display  of  his  inventions  for  the 
...reason  that  all  his  exhibit  has  been  disbanded  and  will  not  be 
^assembled  a 9 in  until  1893,  the  year  of  the  World’s  Fair  at  Chio- 
^  ag0.  1  think  however  that  it  would  be  practicable  for  us  to  nuke 
3  an  exhibit  of  the  Edison  lalande  Battery.  Our  European  represent 
tive  is  Mr. Philip  S.Dyer  whose  address  is  No.34  Victoria  Street 
„  London,  W.C.EngLand,  and  to  whom  I  have  referred  this  matter. 

Mr. Dyer  will  connonicate  with  you  direct. 


iiy  traly; 


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,h™*“  VI .0-pro.iaont, 

>Knh  *■**•«'»»,  ooopwy, 

#  14  &  14  Morris  Av«„, 

Aug.  18th, 

1 ro"  ta-”Uh »»  « •  *««»'  , 

T  "  “  circular  which  wc 

,o  th.  oomp^.,  ln  ,„s„a  t0  ' 

2  s  Ao “•  -  - , 
»■>  M  Mr.  Llppwcott,  Moratory  Mn»  for  „u 

**  ■*"  b"n  aip.11„ 
««  U  not  ..port  of  tho  r.OT1.r  phono^h  ^ 

control  of  ,h.  *».0„  «»nosrnph  «.  ».  Eai.0„ 

,h“‘  *  “*  -*  -  I* Moratory  lt  „„  „ 

hi,  p,r.on.i  anporof.^,  „  ^  ^  ^  ^  ^  _ 

«.«.  *.pU..«o.,  ao  that  all  „„  ^  ^ 

"*  1'"!0ME  *■*-*»•  «■  «*•  -ry  lM,.iy  .t„ 

lnerea.o  th.if  rovono.  from  „„ 

W~*'*  *>"  «  »»*  •**»  **,  ^ 
*  “*’ly  “  ""»«*  «-•  ~  >»*«  * 
ton.  from  ^  ^  ^ 

music,  and  come  of  them  .have  promised  to  sand  US  mBOtcl.<'  cylinder 0 
for  duplication.  You  will  observe  that  the  circular  attached, 
refers  to  a  small  weight,  which  should  be  attached  to  the  repro¬ 
ducer  weight  of  the  phonograph.  .A  number  of  Companies  have  writ¬ 
ten  to  us,  asking  .if  we  can  supply  these  weights  in  quantities;,  as 
the  improvement  which  they  effect  in  the  reproducing  powers  of  the 
phonograph,  is  very  crush,  and  they  desire  to  apply  thehl  t6  thS 
machines  that  they  have  in  Use.  The  Edison  phonograph  Vorko  is 
prepared  to  supply  these  weights  upon  yOur  order,  and  we  will  be 
glad  if  you  will  advise  the  Phonograph  companies  whether  Or  not 
they  are  at  liberty  to  make  requisition  upon  yon  for  them. 

private  Seeretaryi 

We  have  sent  tb  yWt  |>y  **p?e?p  a  sample  Hs&s*  containing  nix 

Uoxfto  duplicated  mueieaj.  florae,,  und  beg  t«  afc^e  you  that  we 
ar«  prepared  to  furnish  these  *n  moderate  quantities,  <fhe  charge 
for  duplicating,  not  including  cylinders,  packing  or  hexing,  will 
be  39/  for  ouch  cylinder. 

tn  ordering  duplicate  records,  you  pill  please  pH  ace  a  requi- ■ 
sit  ion  with  t|ie  North  American  phonograph  Compaq  for  the  desired 
■  numtor  of  eyXHnders,  instructing  them  to  make  delivery  of  same  at 
this  laboratory.  upon  receipt  of  these  they.  trj.H  toe  duplicated 
and  shipped  toy  us  in  accordance  with,  your  dirpetjibns. 

The  charge  for  boxing  ahjl  packing,  as  per  will  be 

as  follows:  small  phper  oingl  'fe  cylinder  boxes  3  lj'la  cents  each; 
large  box  and  packing  25  cents. 

Should  you  send  ns  any  cylinders  for  the  purpose  of  h»v|ng 
their -records  transferred,  W  can  furnish  from-  dh  to  ISO  duj/li-. 
cates  of  good  quality  at  pricip  named  above,  proljitiha  the  Wftaer 
re BPh  UB  in  perfect  condit^ojb  fcid  are  free  iron!  scratching. 

You  will  find  inside  brie  of  the  paper  botx^  b  of  swaplee  re¬ 
ferred  to,  a  small  weight.  wriioft,  if  attached  ti;  it®  reprover 
wei^it  of.  phonograph,  will  itoftvoi/o  retrd&Mtioi  1  bAd  present  the 

cylinders  from  whistling. 

Yotf  in*  #thy  tmy> 

•ktomg.f  'it 

A B/g.  .IVBth,  1881.. 

The  Aputsiana  phonograph  0°.,  Ltd. , 

>Hugh  R,  opnyngton,  Ksq,,  secret ary, 

Equitable  Building,  cor,  $ravier  &  Caron/delet  sts.., 
Hew  Orleans,  L. A, 

In  reply  to  your  letter  of  5th  instant.,  .we  have  aent 
you  to-day  a  list  of  the  musical  records  which  wi  have  on  Wan  a. 

This  list  is  mot  of  course  as  complete  as  it  eventually  .will  be. 

Vfe  have  not  gone  very  extensively  Into  the  -makin|;  of  records  'as 
yet,  for  the  reason  that  we  deBire  id  obtain  the  views  of  the  Af*. 
ferent  Phonograph  Companies,  us  to  the  kind  of  m'lisic  W-hieh  'they 
require,  m  reply  to  your  query,  we  beg  to  say  that  any  ki/nd 
of  uusio  can  be  reproduced,  as  well  as  the  'local  records.,  We  can 
fill  regular  orders  vory  promptly,  and  orders  fter  repro.ctueti|on8 
will  require  not  more  than  twb  days  after  the  receipt  of -the  ’master 
Cylinder  for  shipment  to  be  wade  to  the  extent  of  lot*  *i$r  .CjTldn- 
ders,,  The  sample  records  oi'  which  pqu  acknowledge  .r*hl)wVpt|, 
not  packed  in  the  mahner  that  tte  bci<*  pack  ing  i'btfeJrds  islir  Vttefe 
ihtdre.  In  answer  to  yodr  qdiati  on,  as  td  Ireesrab  V® 

sent  avdid  irijurss  we-  todttid  forfeit  ihei  yoMi  im 

which  mptfo  #»%.*<*!»  4s».4&  toft 

p*ti?  If*  Jlftf  tfqr  ; 


ibamKJc.  JWqM 

*  It*,  jt, 

S&&  lir*  fedioon:- 

I  ttnciotte  *i|**f*tt,  MWowiia  jfcport  *t  «# 
^0taiy  *»**  WwJt^kfts  A«^8*  ^  j  »j.m 
m  *>.Xi  iA  tU  ^,0W  h4«  ^  *,W  *  ***** 

**  ear  saving  on  Waning  WjUf  this  ending, 

muo  i*v?  *&<«*>*  *  ^  in  «0«u  J^vft  *moiWlt 

*•*  ow  ai*  ana  Mm  wmjU  .ma*n  th* 

*$W>£$  pnaifltejk  tfevf&pfe.  todittottbiS'i  ' 

'Xdhta;  vbSy.  truly* 

Aug.  18  th  ?  136  J. 

Thomas  A.  Edison,  Bs^., 

Ogdensburg-h.  IT.  J. 

My  dear  Mr,  Edison:- 

I  have  been  talking  to  1. Valter  Miller  to- 

nitfvt  about  the  duplicating  business,  ana  j  fei^l  pretty  veil  sat-* 
isfiod  that  if  It  remain^  at  the  ^oratory  or  att  the  phonograph 
Works,  inside  of  a  very  yew, 'months  there  jni.^1  bjfe  a  number  “of  peo¬ 
ple  go  into  the  duplicating  business,  and  u.SjC  practically  the  same 
machines  as  you  Use,  Aft  you  know,,  the  factory*,  over  on  Bloomfield 
Ave. ,  the  Ink  factory  fts  vaofait.  Vfould’iit  tja’is  be  a- good  place 
to  put  the  duplicating  business?  Jt  think  ifrbrii  the-  letter  that  we 
received  from  the  Phonograph  Companies,.  that  'jj<^  are  going  to  do 
qUi te  a  large  business  in:  these  duplicate  ueoord^.  they  all  have 
•  expressed  themselves  as  being,  hi^ily  pleased 'Vis^h  the'  samples  Which 
were  sent  them,  and  We  would  have  hid  orders  'hafbre  thitf,  but  we 
have  only  £ust  got  a  list  Of  music  completed,  and  are  bending  it 

J  U  *  e  e  a  , 

*  *  8  "  ;*  «  o  *  *  ,  j^sra  st.f 

««*  V  P  *  *  City, 

pe*r  gir;» 

Hr,  Kd.ittm  desire*  m*  to  thank  you  wry  heartily, 
for  the  attention  which  you  gave-  to  hi* ‘repne, tentative  Mr,  Mill**, 
who  went  to  the  Mused  to  majce-  ?hono;?rathic  records  of  the  IttirigttMgn 
Bond,  1  Would  have  made  an  earlier  aoknonedgeosnt  of  yOur  Qpnr- 
teay  but  Mir,  Miami  and  myself  have  both  been  away  from  the  labor¬ 
atory  for  several  days. 

Your®  very  truly. 

private  secretary. 

Thomas  R.  Lombard,  Esq,,  Vice-President,. 

North  American  Phonograph  Company, 

#14  &  id  Morris  Ave,, 

'J  a  r  s  9  y  City,  !1,  J, 

My  dear  sirs- 

I  am  in-  receipt  of  a  fetter  from  Miv  Prank  Harri¬ 
son,  the  Editor  of  Prank  Harrison's  Shorthand  Mpjgaxine,  addressed 
to  Mr,  Edison,  in  which  he  states  that  he  has  writton  you,  making 
a  proposition  regarding  the  purchase  Of  a  numbo.r  of  his  Journals, 
in  consideration  of  which  ho  proposes  copying  this  article  on  the 
Phonograph  which  was  written  by  Mr,  Prank  R.  Colvin,  .of  tho  Elac- 
trdeal  Engineer,  I  think  you  are  aware  who  Mr,  Harrison  is, 
but  in  case  you  have  forgotten  him,  I  wi3h  to  inform  you  that  life 
id  the  gentleman  who  has  made  several  unsuccessful  attempts  to 
closely  resombling  blackmail.  in 

Trio**,  A.  ^ 

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“  eiV"  to  ”®aM  *°  «■  oaohino,  »m  f„ 

7  Of  latter  fjfoia  Anar- 

;o  3  PU^vor-iaoi’, 

}lavo  anaijruotiona 

kindly  iga^o  thorn. 

vary  trulyy 

Aug.  10th,  1391/ 

M¥jMORpptyf  TO  WAL'^K  MIl)Ji|5R» 

Yours  t:lnly> 

Ploaae  read  the  attached  from  Hr.  Ware.  He  statea 

i  tHttt  th°  C°Dt  *  P*0ki™  «Pord9  for  the  Rdiaon  United  . 

>f  Photaograph  Company  waa  charged  tf[  them  and  not  to  the  laboratory. 
Ho*  much  of  a  credit  should  w«  aj^o*  them  so  aa  to  place  them  on 
the  same  ftoting  «  the  Phonograph  Companies  in  the  united  states. 
Hr.  Randolph  will  shw  you  the  bf£l  that  has  beer,  rendered  for  the 
musical  records  . 

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Dear  Mr,  Lombard:* 

S'-ss?*  rir^».>rftS>  * 

by  your  Canadian  representatives  t  sbmi- -a 

be  enter ed^j^bond  but  ^^hinJ^thsit  °t he  Sdut  y *would^have  ^t  o  is'  r  ^ij 
and  you  would  be  entitled  to  drawback  upon  return.  These  nr<««ld 

otherwise  tlrTZull  ¥&£?£  T^‘ 

satisfactory  way  to  you  would  be  for  us  to  mane  tu  h  ?  m0Bt 

regard  to  expense  I  would  suggest  that  the  revenue  for  MckeSsiot 
machines  be  applied  first  to  wipe  out  the  coat  „f 
exhibition,  profit.  if  «,  to  be 

agents  or  disposed  of  in  any  other  way  Vou  -pit  “ 
of  this  revenue  being  insufficient  to  cover  the^ense^l  vilTtT 
take  care  of  the  deficit  gut  of  course  thereX  b  e  no  ex 
pense  incurred  unless  authorized  by  mo  or  some  one  whom  I  Sail' 
delegate.  I.  dt  me  know  if  this  is  entirely  satisfaSorJ  *  11 

That  little  parcel  which  you  kindly  said  you  would  take  to 
'"t/r;:  *8  not,^  so  !  «  not  able  to  give ™ou  thL  trou- 
ble  but  X  thank  you  jdst  the  same  for  your  courtesy. 

Yours  very  truly/ 

Thomas  R.  Lombard,  JSsq.,  Vice-president, 

North  American  Phonograph  oo.. 

<£/  It-Tl/fax.  aj,.^ 

Place  an  order  on  the  Rdiaor. 
records  Which  were  supplied  by  t,s 
loa.  As  soon  as  the  United  Cornea 

r::a  for  (S?»|  eiu-.acai 
-  ?pea  •;  o  'Oautrui  Arne 

the  Works  win  in  turn  cake  r**u#iUo„  3,  tho  ,uborat,ory  ^ 
those  cylinders  and  as  soon  as  this  is  dene  ,  ra,t  to  lSi.*  the 

United  company  a  orodit  of  b/  poj.  eyiiu*  -  ■„»  4  ,  , 

/  f  ‘am,,,,  o.  ,ir  all  f:!d.5o  for 
boxing  and  packing  j  ba-.;Gve 

e  that  we  harped  them  5o  cents  ec 
for  those  records  „ 

&  ”  '*  u„i,iaa 

”  'ont  *h0  "““Wk  «bri0  w,;ea  th.,.8_  „  rtu  tlu 
thorn  at  45  cents  apiece* 

Yours  truly s 

Letterbook,  LB-051 

This  letterbook  covers  the  period  August  1891-Februaiy  1892.  Most  of 
the  letters  were  written  by  Alfred  O.  Tate  from  his  office  at  the  Edison 
Building  in  New  York  City.  Many  are  addressed  to  Thomas  Maguire,  John 
b  Randolph,  and  other  individuals  at  the  West  Orange  laboratoiy.  Some  of 
the  letters  for  October-December  were  written  to  Edison  while  he  was 
inspecting  iron  mines  in  western  New  Jersey.  There  are  also  numerous 
confirmations  of  telephone  messages,  written  on  message  forms  of  the  Edison 
General  Electric  Co. 

Many  of  the  documents  relate  to  the  business  of  the  Edison 
Manufacturing  Co.  and  to  the  production  and  promotion  of  the  Edison- 
Lalande  battery.  There  are  also  numerous  letters  pertaining  to  the 
manufacture  and  marketing  of  phonographs  and  cylinder  recordings  and  to 
legal  and  financial  dealings  among  the  various  phonograph  companies.  Some 
of  the  legal  correspondence  concerns  the  suit  brought  against  Edison  and 
Edison  Phonograph  Toy  Manufacturing  Co.  by  D.  M.  Yeomans.  Included  also 
are  several  letters  about  the  phonograph  exhibit  at  the  Montreal  Electrical 
Exhibition.  Beginning  on  page  779  is  a  long  letter  from  Tate  to  Edison 
regarding  their  plans  to  take  control  of  the  North  American  Phonograph  Co. 
and  to  liquidate  the  business  of  the  local  phonograph  companies.  Other 
documents  relate  to  electric  lighting,  the  Edison  phonoplex  system,  and 
electric  traction  systems.  There  are  also  many  letters  regarding  the  settlement 
of  the  estate  of  Frank  McGowan  and  the  payment  of  bills  for  experiments 
conducted  at  the  West  Orange  laboratoiy.  Some  of  the  documents  concern 
Edison  s  personal  finances,  including  the  liquidation  of  his  stock  in  the  Edison 
General  Electric  Co. 

,  a6 Jr°  v  yer  1S  marked  "1891  1892-”  The  spine  is  stamped  "Letters" 

qVi  ooaN‘Y'  ThC.  b°°k  contains  994  numbered  pages  and  an  index. 
Pages  951-994  are  unused.  Approximately  20  percent  of  the  documents  have 
been  filmed.  Related  documents  for  this  time  period  can  be  found  in  LB-052 
through  LB-055. 

Edison  General  Electric  Co. 



/:£‘7X  line. 


XOTE-TMs  confirmation  should  be  checked  with  the  original  message  immediately  on  receltd.  It  will 
be  assumed  to  be  correct  unless  advised  to  the  contrary  by  telephone. 

ui  of  Person  Sending. 

From  whom,  reeetveil, 
To  whom  sent, 

y ame  of  Person  Receiving. 

Mr  A.  0.  Tato  ,  Private  Secretary 
Mr  John  P,  Randolph  ,.  Labratory  . 

For  several  days  we  have  boon  unable  to  raise  tho  Labora¬ 
tory  on  tho  telo  phono  during  tho  noon  hour  .  You  must  arrange  fcr 
someone  always  to  be  there  and  not  leave  the  offico  vacant  . 

Second  Mossago  . 
(  Mr  Tato  to  Mr  Miller  ) 

I  want  to  know  all  particulars  in  regard  to  the  exhibi¬ 
tion  of  tho  Phonograph  in  Montreal,  that  is  ,  how  many  phonographs 
you  aro  going  to  run  and  if  you  will  tako  all  appliances  with 
you  such  as  ear-tubes  etc.  I  must  adviso  tho  H.  A.  P.  Co,,  so  tlioy 
can  make  whatovor  arrangements  are  nocossary  with  their  Canadian 

representatives  . 

Experimental  a o count 

August  lath 


Bflla on  Ora  »min0  ooppany,  Limited, 

Edison  Building,  New  Yorii  City. 

I  tend  you 

**  M11U*  °°W  *•  *«•“»  *«  «,w 
by  Mr.  Edidon  .mounting  to  $37, 072. so.  I  have  boon  .trying  f  „ 

«»  lest  six  rook.  to  obtain  a  ..ttl,„,„,  or  at,  .„„„t  .  , 

you  be  k ind 

I  'have,  omitt  ed 

tha  t  would 

to  Mr.  Ins ui; 

■  fcout  it 




hear  fiom 

'J-y  truly 


X  / 
J  i 

August  18th,  1891, 

Colonol  C.  H.  Barney  , 

Windsor  Hotel,  Montreal,  Can. 

Dear  Sir:- 

Mr.  Stcringer  has  handed  to  me  your  letter  to 
him  under  date  of  the  16th  instant,  in  regard  to  the  Phonograph 
Exhibit.  I  have  had  a  list  made  of  everything  that  will  be  re¬ 
quired,  and  have  submitted  it  this  morning  to  Mr.  Lombard,  the  Vice 
President  of  The  North  American  Phonograph  Company,  who  will  in¬ 
dicate  what  portion  of  the  list  can  be  furnished  by  his  Company, 
and  the  balance  we  will  have  made  up  in  the  Laboratory.  I  will 
send  you  either  tonight  or  tomorrow,  a  copy  of  this  list,  and  will 
at  the  same  time  advise  you  of  exactly  what  arrangements  1  have 
made  with  Mr.  Lombard.  I  am  going  to  place  Mr.  Walter  Miller  in 
charge  of  the  Exhibit  on  behalf  of  The  North  American  Phonograph 
Company,  or  its  representatives  in  Canada.  This  young  man  has  hud 
charge  of  a  large  number  of  like  exhibitions,  and  understands 
thoroughly  how  they  should  be  handled.  He  will  be  in  Montreal 
with  an  assistant  «ot  later  than  the  2nd  of  September.  This  win 

.  ,n 

Sive  .  ive  days  to  prepare  the  exhibit  which  I  think/v/1 11  ho  ample 

No  Enc, 

Yours  very  truly, 


42  Broad  Street,,  New  York, 

Settlement  of  account.  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  August  13th,  IB 21. 

G.N. Morris  on,  Esq.,  Secretary, 

Ed  is  at  United  Phonograph  Conpany, 

Mills  Building,  New  York  City. 

Bear  Sir:- 

I  handed  you  this  morning,a  statement  of  Mr.Edison’ 
account  against  your  Company  c9ve xing^ariod  from  July  16th. 1890 
to  June  3  0th.  1891  amounting  to  §4,656.22.  Mr.Edisor  desires  to 
obtain  a  settlement  of  this  accounttand  I  wish  you  would  be  good 
enough  to  take  such  steps  as  are  necessary  to  effect  that  end. 

Yours  very  truly/ 

'Private  Sec>^9,^y. 



.August  18th ,  1891 

Edison  Building,  Broad  Street,  City. 

I  beg  to  hand  you  herev/ith  copies  of  bills  v/hich 
have  been  rendered  by  the  Laboratory  against  the  Edison  Phonograph 
Company,  The  North  American  Phonograph  Company  and  the  Edison. 
Phonograph  Toy  Manufacturing  Company,  amounting  respectively  to 
$22,219.53,  $46,378.76  and  $4,220.97,  which  constitute  Mr.  Edison 'i 
claim  against  each  of  these  throe  concerns.  Please  acknowledge 

Yours  very  trul’*- ./££. 


f  3 

Edison  Building. 

-  August  26th,  1891. 

John  F._ Randolph  Esq., 

Edison  Laboratory,  OrangA,  N.  J. 

Dear  Sir:- 

I  have  your  letter  of  the  25th  instant  enclosing 
..certificate  -Shr  the  Edison  General  Electric  Company,  #1227  and 
#1228,  each  for  one  hundred  (100)  shares.  I  have  handed  cer¬ 
tificate  #1227  to  Mr.  Perry  to  sell  for  Mr.  Edison’s  account,  and 
I  hold  #1228  in  the  safe  in  this  office  for  future  disposal.  Both 
of  these  certificates  are  in  the  name  of  Mina  Edison,  and  are 
properly  endorsed  by  her. 

Yours  truly„3" 



Edison  General  Electric  Co. 


i  whom  received,  Mr  A.  0.  Tato  ,  Privato  Secretary  . 

Ploaso  toll  Mr  Edison  that  Mr  Perry  has  sold  one  hundred 
[hares  realizing  §  9625  not  ,  which  I  have  sent  direct  to  Goman 
Rational  Bank  and  will  turn  over  to  the  Concnntrating  Works  this 

X  2 


September  ? 

William  F.  Wilder,  Esq. , 

#31  Pine  St.,  Nevr  York  City. 

Dear  Sir:  — 

I  have  your  letter  of  the  31st  ultimo  in 
regard  to  money  and  etock  due  Mr.  Prank  McGowan.  r  have  sent  to 
the  Laboratory  for  some  information,  and  will  communicate  with 
you  as  soon  as  I  receive  it. 

In  regard  to  Prank  McGowan's  stock,  the  Secretary  of  the 
Edison  Ore  Milling  Company  holds  Prank's  receipt  for  twenty  five 
shares, .which  were  delivered  to  him  shortly  after  his  return  from 
South  America.  r  have  not  the  least  idea  what  became  of  this 
stock,  as  I  am  not  aware  where  Mr.  Prank  McGowan  kept  his  securi¬ 

Yours  very  truly,  * 


42  Broad  Street,  New  York. 

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  September  1st, 

Charles  D.Shain,  Esq.,  District  Manager, 

Edison  General  Electric  Company, 

Edison  Building,  Broad  Street,  City. 

'  Dear  Sir:- 

I  hand  you  herewith  .copy  of  a  letter  which  I  h 
received  from  my  Assistmt, Mr  .Maguire,  who,  at  my  request,  c 
ed  Mr. Edison  in  regard  to  the  service  v/ire  for  Mr. Burke's  ne 
at  Llewellyn  Park.  Our- Laboratory  plant  is  overloaded  now  a 
cannot  undertake  to  supply  current  for  this  motor. 

Your3  truly,  ^  ^ 

Private  Secretary. 


mu  U  o  mon t  Ji of  July 1 391 

Please  actanowli 



September  2nd  ,91 

Tho  North  American  Company  , 

Mills  Building  , 

Novf  York  City  . 

Dear  Sirs  : - 

I  hand  you  herewith  bills  against  your  com¬ 
pany  for  expor imSvnts  conducted  in  Mr  Edison's  Laboratory  during 
tho  month  of  .July  ,  1891  ,,  in  bohalf  of  your  canpany  amounting 
to  §  785.89  .  Please  acknowledge  receipt  . 

Yours  Truly  , 

Private  Secretary 

Mr  w-s*  p°rry  Secretary  , 

Edison  Ore  Milling  Comply  ;  Limitod> 
Edison  Building  ,  city  . 

Dear  Sir 

hand  you  hara.ith  hlUa  ag.inat  your 

ror  experiments  conducted  in  Mr  Fri ■><.«»,»  -r  v 

in  Mr  Edison's  laboratory  ,  during  the 
month  of*  July  trot  amrv  ,  . 

.  1891.,  anointing  to  {  *,0.6?  ,  .  Plea»„  ,eknw_ 
lodge  rocoipt  . 

Yours  Trdly 

Private  Secretary  , 

September  2nd  ,  91. 

Mr  J.  P.  Ord  ,  Comptroller  , 

Edison  General  Elocfric  Co,, 

Edison  Building  ,  N.Y.City  . 

Doar  Sir  s- 

I  hand  you  herewith  bills  against  your  company 
for  §  3282,26  ,  for  experiments  conducted  in  Mr  Edison's  Labora¬ 
tory  ,  during  tho  month  of  July  1891., 

I  bog  to  remind  you  that  wo  havo  not  yot  adjusted  theso 
bills  so  that  accountings  may  bo  made  as  providod  for  in  tho  con¬ 
tract  between  tho  Edison  Gonoral  Company  ,  and  Mr  Edison  ,  and  I 
v.onld  bo  vory  glad  if  you  could  name  a  dofinito  date  when  this 
matter  could  bo  aottlod.  It  fctis  been  open  now  for  almost  a  year  , 
i?M.  I  think  it  certainly  ought  to  bo 'closed  before  tho  close  of 
who  fiscal  year  of  the  Edison  General  Company.  . 

Yours  Truly  „  f  '  t, 

Private  Secretary  . 



1  Soptojrbor  2nd  ,  91. 

Mi’  VI.  S.  Porry  ,  Troasuror  , 

New  York  Centrating  YforJcs  , 

Now  York  City  ,  Edison  Building  , 

Dear  Sir 

I  hand  you  horowith  bills  for  work  dono  at  tlio 
Laboratory  ,  for  tho  Now  York  Concentrating  Company  ,  as  follows 

Juno  1st  — — ; $  1732,06 

Juno  30th - §  100*18 

July  31st  , - $  453.62 

TOTAL _ §  2285 . 86 

Ploasc  acknowledge  receipt  •  ■ 

Yours  Truly',-'  ?  \  V 

M ?!c 


^Privato  SeCuats^  • 

Edison  General  Electric  Co. 



tame  of  JPitruon  Simitinv.  1 

. . . D.M.  . -j- 

.Vrtim  whom  revolved. 

To  whom  sunt. 

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- EaJ.«er- . 


. -a/a- . 

Mr  A.  0.  'I' a  to  t  Asst  To  Second  Vii 
Mr  Jo  S'.  Randolph  ,  Laboratory  . 

I  atiyisc  ha  vine  rocoivod  Now  Jersey  &  Penn.  Conoontrat- 
r  Works  csrtif  i cate  of  stock  number  365  for  twenty-five  shares 
ch.  has  boon  transferred  to  Mr  Edison  by  H.  M.  Livor  in  settle- 
•X  of  the  amount  duo  Mr  Edison  by  Mr  Livor  under  contract  dated 
ICth.  of  Juno  1890. n  amely  twenty-fivo  hundred  dollars.  I 
r. Aviso  having  rocoivod  certificate  number  366  of  the  K.J. 

Cor.  cent  ratine;  Works  for  407  shares  of  stock  in  the  nrwonof 
A.  Edison  in  exchange  for  500  shares  of  stock  of  the  Edi 
.  tenoral  Electric  Go.,  vidch  wro  given  to  Mi’  Livor  together 
;.-r  Edison ''v.  chc  ck  fw  .£61  ,  the  rate  of  exehango  being  I  23 
>  E  :  on  0 ov-'v j...  Electric  Company ' s  Stock  .for  one  sha 

of  i hr  ttew  Jersey  &  Porn.  Concontrat  ins'  Works-  •  Please 
t:~'.  rcssaee  to  Mr  Edison. 

September  3rd,  1891. 

J.  W.  Gladstone,  Esq., 

Silver  Lake,  N.  J. 

Dear  Sir: — 

I  have  just  received  a  telephone  message  from 
the  Laboratory  stating  that  they  have  not  yet  received  from  you 
the  report  upon  which  the  LaLande  royalties  were  based,  which 
shovdd  have  been  prepared  not  later  than  the  26th  of  last  month. 

I  cannot  understand  how  it  is  that  we  have  so  much  trouble 
to  get  reports  from  Silver  Lake.  You  do  not  seem  to  appreciate 
the  necessity  of  getting  these  things  out  promptly.  There  seems 
to  be  a  lack  of  system,  which  is  most  annoying.  Has  it  not  oc¬ 
curred  to  vou  that  we  are  under  contract  with  LaLande  to  mail 
this  report,  and  to  remit  at  certain  stated  periods. 

It  is  just  as  easy  to  get  this  report  out  on  the  day  that  it 
is  due  as  ten  days  afterward,  and  I  must  insist  upon  more  at  ten 
tion  being  given  to  statements  which  I  require  to  have  made  up 
in  your  office. 

I  have  been  trying  for  three  months  to  get  from  you  a  profit 
date  have  not  received  it.  You  have 

and  loss  statement,  but  up  to 

informed  me  orally  that,  it  was  ready,  but  no  copy  haB  been  sent 
to  me  so  far  as  I  am  aware,  nor  has  any  information  been  given 
of  the  reason  of  its  being  held  back,  or  of  the  date  when  I  maj 
expect  to  receive  it. 

Very  truly  yours. 

42  Broad  Street,  New  York. 

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  September  4th,  1891. 

Francis  R. Upton,  Esq., 

Care  of  The  Edison  General  Electric  Company, 

Harrison,  N.J. 

Dear  Sir:- 

I  hand  yew  herewith, tax  bill  of  the  township  of 
Bloomfield  from  which  I  take  it  that  you  have  never  recorded  the 
deed  which  I  made  in  favour  of  the  Edison  Lanp  Company  of  the 
property  on  Bloomfield  Avenue.  I  do  not  understand  shy  1  am  taxed 
Three  thousand  dollars  on  Real  Es  seems  to  be  very  excess¬ 
ive  . 

Yours  truly,/'/’  ,v. 


Edison  Genefal  Electric  Co. 




XOTE—'J'hts  confirmation  should  be  cheeked  with  the  original  message  Immediately  on  receipt.  It  will 
he  mfinuJ  be  correct  unless  aldsed  to  the  contrary  by  telephone. 

Xante  of  Person  Sending. 

iWiine  of  Portion  Jiecelvhtf/.  ] 



} - - D.M. . . . , 

.  .9/5. - 189 

From,  whom  rec 
To  whom  sent, 

Mr  A.  0,  Tato  ,  Private  Secretary  , 
Mr  Thomas  Me  ouirc  .  Laboratory  . 

I  asked  you  two  or  throe  weeks  ago  to  lot  mo  know  the 
amount  duo  Thomas  Me  Gowan  on  Mr  Edison's  books  .  You  havo  not 
ropliod  .  I  want  this  information  imnodiatoly  . 

This  information  was  sent  you  in  a  letter  under  date  of 
.  Amount  $  191.63  according  to  our  books  . 

Juno  II  til  , 

September  <gth  ,91, 

Major  S.  B.  Eaton  ,  Counsol  . 

Edison  Building  , 

Now  York  City  . 

Doar  Sir 

I  hand  you  horowith, original  letter  addrossod  to 
mo  by  Mr  Y/illiam  R.  Wilder  ,  the  attorney  for  Captain  Mo  Gowan, 
temporary  administrator  of  the  estate  of  Prank  Me  Gowan,  togothor 
with  two  papers  from  the  Surrogate's  Court  for  the  City  and 
County  of  Now  York,  and  copy  of  lottor  addrossod  to  mo  by  Mr 
Thomas  Me  Guiro  ,  of  Edison's  laboratory  ,  stating  that  thoro 
is  a  balance  to  the  credit  of  Mr  Prank  Me  Gowan  on  Mr  Edison's 
books  ,  of  §  191.63  . 

Capt.  Me  Gowan  desires  to  have  this  money  paid  over  to 
him,  and  I  shall  bo  glad  if  you  will  advise  mo  ,  if  the  papers 
above  referrod  to  ,  issued  by  tho  Surrogate's  Court  ,  are  suffi¬ 
cient  authority  for  Mr  Edison  to  mako^paymont  in  question. 

Yours  very  truly 

'/*  Enc.  A.  D.M.  Private  Secretary  . 




j.,W.  Gladstone,  J3sq. , 

September  8th,  1891 

I  fear  that  we  are  going  to  have  great 
trouble  with  the  porcelain  cells  which  we  have  out  for  use  in 
connection  .ith  the  pho»er»ph.  The  he.  York  Phono^.ph  Company, 
as  you  know,  use  a  great  many  of  these  cells.  One  of  their 
customers  has  just  been  in  my  office,  and  stated  that  the  batte  y 
which  he  had  in  use  broke  in  his  bath-room  and  destroyed  the  bath 

and  the  floor.  These  discouraging  reports  are  becoming  very 

frequent  now,  as  the  procelain  jars  have' been  in  use  just  about 

long  enough  to  develop  the  defect. 

Would  it  not  be  a  good  idea  for  us  to  call  in  these  jars  and 

to.,e  th„  maced.  p—  -  — .  —  -  *"  Y"k  rMnW'**’‘ 
Cocpany  «o»ld  stand  th.  ckpenaet  I  ■»»«•  *»**  theIr  *” 
only  coirpnny  O.  nae  any  considerable  n.anbcr  ot  onr  cells.  I 

think  that  they  „«ld  accept  such  .  preposition  P^iVAU.-s  ,, 

expense  is  no*  too  great,  ///(Mk. 

Yours  very  tr^xv.  V  'jf 

No  one. 

n  K 

I  |  September  8th,  1891. 

The  Edison  Laboratory, 

Orange,  N.  J. 

Dear  Six;s:  — 

In  reference  to  the  attached  letter  from 
Mr.  Kennelly,  and  list  of  apparatus  required  at  the  Laboratory 
in  order  to  complete  a  model  exhibit  plant  in  the  Trenton  Feeder 
Case,  I  am  advised  by  Major  Eaton  that  he  has  already  placed  with 
you  an  order  which  gives  you  authority  to  bill  all  time  and 
inaterial  connected  with  this  case  against  the  Edison  General 
Electric  Conpany.  Under  these  circumstances  you  can  in  accord¬ 
ance  with  my  telephone  message  of  this  morning,  immediately 
place  requisitions  on  the  New  York' Works  and  on  the  Lamp  Works 
for  the  materials  nemed  in  Mr.  Kennelly' s  list,  and  bill  the  same 
in  regular  course  against  the  Edison  General  Electric  Company. 

Yours  truly  *  S' f  £ . 

r JfiOji'iy 

Enc.  F."  1 

of  your  1 
Article  -#< 

a-'o  valid 

•on,  Esq. , 

on  Building,  Broad  St.,  New  York. 

Near  sir:-- 

I  beg  to  acknowledge  with  thanks  receipt, 
etter  of  the  9th  instant,  calling  to  our  attention 
44  of  the  statutes  of  the  Cie  Continental  of  Paris, 
if  ides  that  the  founder's  shares  issued  by  that  Company 
for  five  years.  What  is  the  effect  of  this 

upon  the  founder's  shares  owned  by  us?  Does  it  mean 
*st  exchange  them  for  new  shares,  and  are  we  required 
lC  attention  of  the  French  Company  to  this  matter? 

••  advise  us  and  oblige. 

Yours  truly, 

Edison  Electric  light  Company  of  Europe, 

'  September  10th,  1891 

M.  D.  Barr,  Esq.,  District  Manager, 

Edison  General  Electric  Company, 

#7?  Bay  st.,  Toronto,  Ontario,  Canada. 

Dear  Sir:  — 

i  -,„a  „„„  oow  of  ^tt,r  „„„„„„„  to  a§ 

/  «eh  ho, 

°°llM  ^  6y  W  1”m‘rlM  """"'■ins  exporting  of  „llon. 

"  C”-a*  “*■*  -  Edison  donor. 

Electric  Companjr. 

"  “  P“3lMe  th'*  Ra,hb™  4  «-»«r  ™  the  ,.lls  >oroS8 

""  C°n’'”‘*nt  ~  '  -S',  it  pro bable .  t  slve 

you  this  information  for  what  jcsa 

September  11th,  1891, 

J.  W.  Gladstone,  Esq., 

Edison  Manufacturing  Company,  Orange,  N.  j. 

Dear  Sir: — 

In  reply  to  your  letter  without ‘date  'in  re¬ 
gard  to  telephone  eells,  placed  in  service  on  Mr.  Barfett’s  lines 
in  Chicago,  I  think  frou  ought  to  write  to  Mr.  Barrett  arid'fiAd, 
out  what  kind  of  a  transmitter  he  uses.  p  seems  to  me  that 
Logue  has  placed  too  much  battery  on  these  transmitters,  and  if  so 
it  will  result  in  injury  to  our  business.  -  ■  ‘  • 

Have  Hamilton  see  the  New  York  Phonograph  Company  in  regard  ... 
to  lining  cells. 

Yours  truly.  , 

f  J t'P  ■'  / 


Edison  Euilding,  Broad  Street,  N.  Y. 

CW  _ _ _ Sopt.  17th,  1891.= 

J.  V/,  Gladstone  Esq., 

Edison  Manufacturing  Company, 

Orange,  N.  J. 

Dear  Sir 

I  hand  you  herewith,  copy  of  a  c ommunio at  ion  which 
I  have  received  from  the  Canadian  District  Manager  of  the  Edison 
General  Eleotrie  Company,  Mr.  Barr,  in  regard  to  the  shipment  of 

hatteries  into  Canada.  Mr.  parr  is  of  the  opinion  that  these 


cells  ore  smuggled  into  Canada  by  Rathbun  &  Company,  and  itvs^s  his 
intention  to  try  and  stop  it  by  notifying  the  Canadian  Officials 
of  his  suspicions.  I  shall  be  very  glad  indeed%f  Mr.  parr  can 
succeed  in  etoppii^;  this  irregularity;  it  spoils  our  legitimate 


September  17th,  loJJ 

r,  '.V.  Gladstone,  Esq. , 

33d i son  Manufacturing  Company,  Orange,  N.  .T. 

Dear  Sir:  — 

Mr.  Smiles  has.  called  to  see  me,  and  seems 
to  be  confirmed  in  the  opinion  that  we  Bhould  tho  #2 

Faradic  Battery :  f.J-  $10. 00.  He  states  that  ■  all  his  customers 
want  this  done,  and  that  we  would  consult  our  own  best  interests 
by  doing  so.  I  think  we  should  comply  with  this  request  as  Mr. 
Smiles,  like  you  and  myself  does  not  express  his  personal  opinion 

t  reflects  the  wishes  of  the  people  whom  we  desire  to  oblige. 




J.  \7,  Gladstone  ,  Esq., 

Edison  Manufactur ing  Company  , 

Orango  ,  N.J. 

Boar  Sir 

I  rotum  herewith  letter  from  the  Superinten¬ 
dent  ,  Engineer  and  General  Manager  of  the  Philadelphia  Company 
Y/ho  asks  us  to  share  in  tho  loss  of  broken  Carboys  .  If  wo  mako 
this  concession  to  the  Philadelphia  Company  I  see  no  reason  why  wo 
should  not  mako  it  to  all  the  other  ecmpanics  .  Please  boar  in 
mind  that  wo  are  not  soiling  this  solution  in  competition  with 
anyono  else  .  The  Illuminating  Companies  are  obliged  to  obtain 
it  frem'  us  and  it  is  not  necessary  for  us  to  make  any c oncess ions 
to  them  whatever  .  Therefore  you  can  write  Mr  Marks  a  polite  note 
declining  to  accept  his  proposition  .  ,• 

Yours  ve  ry  truly  , 

y  . 

Private  Secretary. 



sort.  I 8th 

!!•  Gladstone  Esq., 

Edison  Manufacturing  Co., 
Orange  ,  H.J. 

Dear  Sir 

I  have  your  letter  of  I7th  inst.,  in  regard 
shipments  to  Philip  S,  Dyer  .  As  soon  as  Mr  Dyer  is  settled 
London  and  has  his  store-room  opened  for  the  reception  of 
ds,  and  as  soon  as  ho  has  arranged  with  the  English  Company  to 
1  our  batteries  throughout  Groat  Britain  I  intend  to  forward 
i  a  full  stock  ,  so  that  it  will  bo  unnecessary  for  us  to  make 
so  small  shipments  .  V/e  can  just  as  well  carry  a  stock  of  c 
torics  in  London  as  at  Silver  lake  and  we  will  of  course  save 

siderablo  amount  of 


September  18th  1891. 

Messrs.  Eaton  cfc  Lewis  , 

Edison  Building,  #44  Broad  St., 

New  York  City. 

Dear  Sirs: — 

I  beg  to  ac  knowledge  receipt  of  your  letter  of  the 
18th  instant  re  Estate  of  Frank  McGowan,  absentee. 

I  have  authorized  Mi1.  Williaih  R.  Wilder  to  inspect  the  books 
at  the  Laboratory.  I  understand  that  you  will  advise  me  shortly 
about  paying  over  the  money  with  which  Mr.  McGowan  is  credited  on 
Mr.  Edison's  books,  to  the  Administrator  of  his  Rotate.  . 

Yours  truly.  /  ■  /'  VvrV* 


September  22nd,  1891 

W.  K.  Xi,  Dickson,  Esq., 

Edison  Laboratory,  Orange,  N.  J, 
My  Dear  Sir: — 

I  have  interrogated  Major  Eaton  in  regard 
to  the  course  which  you  should  pursue  in  order  to  obtain  a  reissue 
of  your  stock  in  the  Edison  Ore  Milling  Company,  Limited,  whioh 
disappeared  at  the  time  of  the  disappearance  of  Mr.  Frank  McGowan, 
and  hand  you  herewith,  copy  of  communication  addressed  to  me  by 
the  Major  unaer  date  -tlSf  19th  instant. 

I  would  sug^st  your  writing  a  formal  application  to  the 
Edison  Ore  Milling  Conoany,  Limited,  asking  them  to  permit  a 
eissu.  of  the  stock,  and  to  indicate  the  amount  of  the  bond,  and 
ho,,  w  ~™«..  tte,  „U1  ,  Th.  brousht 

#42  Broad  Streep, 

New  York  City, 

*  Sept. 23rd,] 

Maj  or  S ,  B .  Eaton, 

Edison  Building,  City. 

Dear  Maj  or:  - 

I  hand  you  herewith,  copy  of  a  letter  addressed 
to  Mr.  Edison  by  the  Secretary  of  the  Edison  United  Phonograph 
Company,  from  which  it  appears,  that  at  the  meeting  of  the  Board  of 
Directors  of  the  United  Company,  held  on  the  18th  instant,  Mr. 
Edison  fixed  prices  for  all  styles  of  Phonographs. 

Yours  very  truly,  ^7 

Enc .  4. 

Edison  Building,  ' 

New  York,  City, 

_ _ _  Sept.  24th,  1891. 

J.P.Ord,  Esq.,  Comptroller, 

Edison  General  Electric  Company, 

Edison  Building,  N.  Y.  Oity. 

Dear  Sir:- 

Referring  to  Laboratory  bill  for  Lamp  Experiment, 
conducted  during  the  month  of  October,  1890,  amounting  to  $566.09, 
I  beg  to  advise  you  that  this  bill  is  made  up  as  follows: - 
Material  from  store  room  and  expresBage 

given  in  detail  on  the  bill  rendered - -$  5.92 

Edison  Phonograph  Works  bill,  given  in 
detail,  as  per  bill - - - $  .24 

Labor - - - - - $  410.96 

Proportion  of  General  Expense - - - - — -$  123.42 

"  "  Taxes— - $  13.87 

"  *  Insurance - - $  11.68 

TOTAL - -$  566.09' 

During  the  progress  of  the  negotiation  of  the  Laboratory  oon- 
tract,  it  was  agreed  between  Mr.  Inisull  and  the  Laboratory,  that 
the  experimental  account  should  be  made  up  of  Material,  Labor, 
General  Expense,  Taxes  and  Insurance.  This  arrangement  effected  a 
heavfr  reduction  from  our  usual  charges  for  experimental  work.  Acy 
further  details  that  you  require,  I  shall  be  glad  to  furnish. 

Kdison  General  Electric  Co. 



From,  whom  received,  Mr,, Thomas  Mo  Guirc  Laboratory  . 

To  whom  sent,  (Mr  o...  Tjato. Privato  Secretary  . 

Tho  follow  ins  mo  as  .as ; jus  t  boon  rocoivod  at  tho  Lab- 

Ogdon  ,  New  Jersey  , 

To  Mrs  Thomas  A.  Edis  01 

lamps  arc  bad  again  .  Will  re  turn  tonight 

about  nine  o'clock  . 

_ ' _ H _ hi 


Edison  Buildiiig,  Broad  St.,  N.  y. 

.  Sept.  28th,  1891. 

W.  Gladstone  Esq., 

Edison  Laboratory,  Orange,  N.  J. 

I  want  you  to  send  to  Mr.  Philip  s.  Dyer,  #34 
Victoria  Weetaiinotor,  london,  England,  f„u  information  tn 

egard  to  oar  '»»,•“»•<  and  Pared lc  Bat terl aa ;  I  don't 

think  that  he  ha.  ,hla.  I  to  keep  Mr.  B„.r  thorough- 
1B  poatad  a,  t.  the  Progro.o  .hioh  make  i„  the  .ale  of  Par. die 
Battorioa.  I  think  he  ean  do  a  big  buainoea  in  England  and  aloo- 
"hera  trith  the.,,  and  any  i«o,„tion  Aioh  n,  .an  giv.  him  aho.- 
ing  the  eatont  of  aolaa  in  the  hnit.d  state,  '.ill  a.eiet  hlmin 
hi.  negotiation  for  pemiasion  to  ean  i„  groat  Britain. 

Yours  very  truly,  / }  £•&&>'■ 

i  Building,  Breed  St.,  N.  Y. 

_ _ _ _  Sept.  28th,  1891. 

Philip  S.  Dyer  Esq.,  European  Sales  Agent, 

Edison  General  Electric  Company, 

#34  Victoria  Street,  Westminster, 

London,  W.  C. ,  England. 

My  Dear  Dyer:- 

I  have  your  letter  of  the  16th  instant,  w;  i\  re¬ 
gard  to  the  battery  business  in  Great  Britain.  I  do  not  know  how 
you  could  have  expected  me  to  give  you  any  idea  of  the  character 
of  proposition  which  we  would  accept.  You  know  quite  well  that 
we  will  accept  anything  in  reason,  but  without  more  information,  it 
is  impossible  to  be  more  specific.  We  do  not  know  whether  Mr. 
Henderson  wants  to  form  a  Company,  or  whether  he  will  be  willing  to 

let  us  merchandise  the  cells 

sis  of  royalty;  in  fact  so  far 

as  the  details  of  the  arrangement  is  concerned,  we  left  the  matter 
entirely  in  your  hands,  knowing  that  you  would  not  make  any  arrange 
ment  that  would  be  detrimental  to  our  business  over  there.  I  hope 
you  will  submit  soon  some  kind  of  a  proposition;  it  doesn't  matter 
much  what  kind  of  a  proposition  it  is,  so  long  as  it  oan  be  used  as 
a  basis  upon  which  to  start  negotiations.  I  have  instructed  the 

>ry  to  send  you  full  information  in  regard  to  the  new  hot  ca; 

September  30,  1891, 

New  Jersey  &  Pennsylvania  Concentrating  Works, 

#16  Broad  Street,  New  York  City. 

Dear  Sirs:-- 

I  hand  you  herewith.  Laboratory  Bills 
against  you  for  the  month  of  August  amounting  to  $1607.21, 
Please  acknowledge  receipt. 

Yours  truly,  /"^  . 

Private  Secretary. 

.MAC  Edison  Building,  New  York, 

_  Sept.  30th,  1891. 

Henry  0.  Ware  Esq., 

Edison  Phonogaph  Works, 

Orange,-  N.  J. 

Dear  Sir!- 

I  beg  to  advise  you  that  the  following  Phonograph 

Companies  are  at  present,  not  doing  any  business  with  the  North 

American.  Phonograph  Company,  by  reason  of  their  failure  to  pay  for 

rentals,  supplies  etc.  In  our  dealings  with  these  Companies,  ?/e 

must  be  particularly  careful  that  our  bills  are  promptly  paid,  and 

if  there  Vany  amoun ^outstanding  against  them  that  are  due  at 

the  time  that  they  make  requisitions  for  further  shipments,  these 

shipments  must  be  held  until  the  accounts  are  paid. 

The  Alabama  Phonograph  Company, 

The  Colorado  and  Utah  Phonograph  Company, 

The  Central  Nebraska  Phonograph  Company. 

Florida  Phonograph  Company . 

Iowa.  Phonograph  Company  . 

Minnesota  Phonograph  Company, 

Michigan  Phonogrtph  Company, 

Ohio  Phonograph  Company, 

Old  Dominion  Phonograph  Company. 

South  Dakota  Phonograph  Company . 

Tennessee  Phonograph  Company, 

Texas  Phonograph  Company, 

Wyoming  Phonograph  Company. 

Yours  truly, 

No  ens  . 




Edison  Building,  New  Yoric, 

-  Sept,  30th,  1891, 

.The  Edison  Ore  Milling  Company,  Limited. 

Edison  Building,  City  , 

Dear  Sirs:- 

I  hand  you  herewith.  Laboratory  bills  against  you 

f„r  „.»th  Of  M»l.  —"“‘W  *>  S806-17'  P1S*“ 

ledge  receipt. 

Yours  truly, 

Private  Secretary. 



.Edison  Building, 

New  Yoik, 

Sept.  30th,  1891, 

The  New  York  Concentrating  Wo  rice, 

Edison  Building,. 

New  Yoric  City. 

Dear  Sirs:- 

I  hand  you  herewith,  Laboratory  bills  against  you 
for  Ihe  month  of  August,  amounting  to  $207.52.  Please  acknowledge 
receipt . 

Yours  truly,  /  . 

P ri vat  es  Secre tar y . 

u  Edison  Building,  New  York, 

- : - - - Sept,  30th,  1891. 

North  American  Company, 

Mills  Building,  City. 

Dear  Sirsl- 

I  hand  you  herewith,  Laboratory  bills  against  you 
for  the  month  of  August,  amounting  to  $564.64.  Please  acknowledge 

Yours  tmly. 

Private  Secretary. 



Bdison  Building,  New  York, 

-Sept.  30th,  1891. 

J.  P.  Ord  Esq.,  Comptroller, 

Edison  General  Electric  Company, 

Edison  Building,  Braod  St.,  New  York  City. 

Dear  Sir:- 

I  hand  you  herewith,  laboratory  bills  against  the 

°*"eral  El“tri“  A'  ».n«h  «•  Aue..t,  .nomting 

to  $3,213.23.  Please  acknowledge  receipt. 

Yours  truly, 


P  r  i  vat  e  vSe.c  re  ta  r  y , 

September  30th,  1891, 

William  R.  Wilder,  Esq, 

I  hand  you  herewith,  copy  of  letter  which 

I  have  received  from  Messrs.  Eato£  &  Lewis  in  regard  to  thf 

me  your  letter  of  the  2!ith 

instant,  and  do  not  understand  your  reference  to  disbursemej 

I  have  sent  Messrs.  Eaton  &  Lewis  a  copy  of  your  communi 

doubt  will  be  intelligible  to  them. 


Edison  Ore  Milling  Company,  Limited, 

Edison  Building,  Broad  Street,  New  York  City. 

1  hand  you  herewith  a  communicat ion  from 
Mr.  W.  K.  L.  Dickson,  in  regard  to  lost  certificates  of  your  C 
pany,  #  1122  and  #1123  for  100  and  50  shares  respectively. 

Attached  to  Mr.  Dickson's  letter  is  a  copy  of  the  receipt 
which  he  holds  from  the  late  Prank  McGowan  for  these  certifica- 
which  disappeared  at  the  time  of  Mr,  McGowan's  disappearance. 



Edison  General  Electric  Co 



utlon  should  be  checked  with  the  original  message  Immedl  tel 

*  lulvlMa  to  contrarg  bg  teUphVe' 

whom  received. 
To  whom  sent, 

Mr  John  Kruosi  General  Man  a  go  r  Schenectady. 
Mr  A.  U.  Koimoliy  ,  Oonoultinfi  Electrician. 

I  have  received  the  followinc  valaablo  inf orma tion  by 
Cable  frem  Siemens  &  Hal she 

"  rn°  Cablos  »sed  by  the  Government  have  earth 

returns  .  Charco  depends  upon  ratio  between  diameter  of  copper  an 
thickness  of  insulation  .  one  millemeter  of  copper  and  2  8./I0  of 
insulation  is  .02  microfarad  of  insulation  with  T.  C.  na8s  and  jut.. 

Would  it  be  possible  for  you  to  come  up  hero  as  wo  have 
a  number  of  Cablos  ready  for  tost  .  One  of  them  is  100  feet  lonG. 
It  seems  to  me  that  we  could  reach  a  conclusion  much  more  quickly 
than  if  wo  sent  one  cable  to  youbby  express  and  made  the  other 
tests  hero  . 

Sent  to  Mr  Me  Guiro  at  Laboratory  at  12  A.M. 

'.•‘isfif  .m'u- 

Edison  General  Electric  Co. 



NOTE— This  confirmation  should  bo  checked  with  the  original  message  Immediately  on  receipt.  It  will 
_ be  assumed  to  be  correct  unless  advised  to  the  contrary  by  telephone. 

Fame  of  Person  Sending. 

Fame  of  Person  Receiving. 


. . . J..Ohn..Burke  . . 

. Miller . 

3.20  P.M. 

. 1SA&U . iso 

From  whom  received,  A,  o.  Tate  'Esq.,  Private  Secretary. 

To  whom  mint,  Thos .  A.  Edison,  Orange,  N.J. 

Have  had.  a  most  satisfactory  interview  with  Mr.  Dolan.  Am 
to  see  him  again  this  afternoon.  Will  report  to-night. 

Edison  General  Electric  Co 



'  von/irmatton  should  h,>  .»  7  : - - - 

!  Nome  of  Person  Sending. 

i  CFW 

jPz-ow.  whom  reenUwti, 

tme  of  Person  Receiving. 

*  Whom  sent,  John  P.  Randolph  Esq.,  Edison  Laboratory, 

In  regard  to  the  account  of  Prank  McGowan,  please  draw  a  , 
to  the  order,  of  Eaton  &  Lewis  for  the  amount  of  this  account, 
$191.00,  and  mail  it  to  me  to-d«„ 


Kaison  Building,  New  York, 

October  2nd,  1891, 

J.  W.  Gladstone  Esq., 

saloon  Monarootuoine  Oompony, 

1  *  ”dVlS,a  b'  **“  *•.*  Hms„  of  ths  „ 

a  WWt  "  *"  -»»>  «-«•  ,hsir 
«.„oo„ay  h.,.  Ohlppoa  to  th.  Edison  Oo 

“  '  ”  “*  —  •*--  . .« 

Pnootiooi  .«  matte  of  ,Ms  on  „hlch  „„  „„  >t 


Private.  Sec  re1 

No  eru 

PR,/ATf  Jfif  uvr 

m  Mediately 
*V  tetephmu 

Schenectady  y- 

■  one  ns  *  ,Ha.‘ 


President • 

Jr.  Kenno.Hj 


bmsoh  eebcikic  wm  amm  9  ^  LIMBD. 
#42  Broad  street.  Be.  York  City. 

— ooOoo - 


October  3rd,  1891. 

Messro.  Eaton  &  Lewis, 

Edison  Building,  City. 

Dear  Sirs:- 

I  »•*  to  acknowledge  receipt  of  year  letter  or  Ba> 
“  enoloaing  Bill  for  pr.f.a„lomi  aerriee.  for  tn.  p.riod 

isss.  toaosn.,.  ^  i„.iMlv6,  counting  to  $200,00 and 
““  #».«.  total,  *2ss.yo.  ,  M11  _  tMa  ^ 

audi te  d  at  one  e . 

Yours  very/^^,1^;- 

Secretary  &  Treasurer 

October  5th,  1891, 

Thorns  Dolan  Esq.,' 

#32  South  3rd  Street, 

Philadelphia,  Pa. 

Kindly  say  wh«n  I  may  expect  to  hear  from  you.  Mr.  Edison  is  most 
anxious.  If  you  prefer  I  will  go  to  Philadelphia  to  see  you. 

A.  0.  Tate. 



October  5th,  1891, 

George  S.  Jones,  Esq.,  Vice  President, 
North  American  Company, 

Mills  Building,  New  York, 
Dear  Sir: — 

mi  y°U  V°ry  kindly  send  «  «  cheek  for  laboratory 
bills  for  July,  $7S5.85. 


October  8th,  1891. 

Mr. Barr ,  our  Canadian  District  Manager,  sent  a  French  Storage 
Battery  to  the  Laboratory  to  have  the  same  tested  by  Mr.Kennelly. 
The  latter  has  reported  upon  it  and  we  find  it  represents  aver¬ 
age  efficiency.  I  attach  a  communication  which  I  have  received 
from  Mr. Barr  in  which  he  announces  his  belief  that  the  Edison  Ger: 
era!  Company  would  appreciate  the  value  of  a  good  storage  batter: 
for  use  in  connection  with  their  business  to  supplement  isolated 
plants.  Is  this  so?  If  it  is  I  will  go  ahead  collecting  data. 
If  not,  is  there  any  use  in  taking  up  more  of  Mr.Kennelly' s  time' 

4P.  Broad  Street 

XXXXh  XXXXXXXXXyx  October  3th ,  189 ' 

Old  Dominion  Phonograph  Company, 

Orange,  :’.J, 

Dear  Sirs:- 

I  find  by  the  reports  that  are  sent  me  each  wee 
from  our  Silver  Lake  Factory  that  the  amount  of  your  indebtednes 
at  the  present  time  is  §285.68  and  that  we  have  net  yet  received 
a  remittance  from  you  for  supplies  which  we  have  furnished. 

Y/o  desire  to  extend  all  reasonable  accomodation  to  our  customers 
but  cannot  permit  our  accounts  to  run  indefinitely,  and  I  must 
request  that  you  will  be  kind  enough  to  forward  us  a  cheque  for 
the  above  sum  by  return  mail. 

Tours  truly,//1  _  „  - 

42  Broad  Street,  New  York.// 

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  October  8th,  189ft. 

J.W,  Gladstone ,  Esq., 

Edison  Manufacturing  Company, 

I  beg  to  confirm  my  telephone  message  of  this  after 
noon  to  the  effect  that  &  representative  of  Messrs. Kennyon, 
Potter  and  Company  called  upon  me  yesterday  and  ordered  50  "0" 
cells  and  a  special  switch  board  to  be  shipped  to  his  firm  with¬ 
in  a  wee if  possible  to  have  a  board  made  in  that  tine.  The 
first  plug  on  this  board  is  to  throw  twenty  cells  in  series  in 
circuit;  there  are  to  be  twenty  additional  plugs  for  the  remaining 
twmty  cells.  The  Board  is  to  bo  made  in  Cherry  or  in  hard  rub¬ 

ber  with  Cherry  box,  and  wo  are  to  provide  a  pole  change* and  cable 
for  connection  between  the  battery  and  the  board.  There  will  be 

two  binding  posts  on  this  board  to  receive  the  terminals  of  the 

/i) W 

circuits  leading  to  the  instruments  used  by  the  V ,  You 

should  conmunicate  at  once  with  Messrs. Kennyon  Potter  &  Company, 
stating  that  re  have  received  this  order  and  that  it  is  having  our 
best  attention,  and  asking  them  if  they  will  kindly  confirm  it  in 
ordinary  course.  I  think  it  might  be  well  to  ask  them  what  kind 
of  terminals  are  attached  to  the  leads  which  will  be  used  so  that 


_we  may  know  whether  our  binding  posts  should  hayo  clamp  teic-ts  or 

eye  holes  to  receive  pin  connectors.  Please  explain  to  them 
that  our  cells  Y/ill  deliver  4  amperes  of  current,  and  it  is  the 
fore  unnecessary  to  provide  means  for  throwing  them  into  multi- 
po lar  arc . 

Yours  truly,  ,/y 

•  October  12 th 

Thomas  Maguire,  ,’isq., 

Kdi  s  on  La  bo  r  a  to  ry  , 

Orange,  IT.  j. 

Dear  Sir:- 

I  hand  you  herewith  copy  of  a  letter  from 

Eaton  under  date  of  the  2nd  ■ 

*  ir.atunt  m  regard  to  Kr.Rdiso. 

triC  RaUWay  r'fltc“T,;s  in  Attotralla.  Please  attach  this  i, 

^  **“  *"*  «•  *.*—«.  AS,„„«,lte  ,hUh  [  at  the  Laboratory. 


& . 

Private' ■’‘rt'bret 

'•*’  lUM  *"  thiC  to  li-.BanOolph  *  0. 

-i.  attention  Paragraph  ftu,  Majol.  ^ 

«»„,  and  Botany  have  neven  pi4d  my  of  KrMUm,B 
nVmK‘  "lth  of  patents  to,  th.s.  invmti 

•  Rand0 lph  if  ho  has  any  accounts  on  his  books 
ferri'ng^to  electric,  railways  in  oo.nncction  with  Austnal,,. 

October  13th,  1S91. 

„  October  13th,  1391, 

T.  C.  Martin,  Esq., 

Electrical  Engineer, 

#150  Bway. ,  New  York  City. 

Pear  Sir: — 

I  am  in  receipt  of  a  letter  from  Mr.  Thomas  R.  Lombard, 
Vice  President  of  the  North  American  Phonograph  Company,  stating 
that  he  ha 3  arranged  -with  Mr.  Holland,  the  Agent  of  the  North 
American  .Phonograph  Company  of  Canada,  U  give  a  rebate  of' $50. 00 
on  the  price  of  the  machine  presented  to  Professor  Bovey. 

I  would  suggest  that  you  communicate  with  Messrs.  Holland 
Brothers,  Ottawa,  who  will  make  this  remittance. 

The  price  of  the  machine  after  deducting  this  $50.00  covers 
actual  cost  plus  freights,  duties  &c.  Trusting  this  will  be  satis 
factory,  I  remain, 

Yours  verv  truly, 

-f/%  " 

Broad  M  treat,  Mew  York.  i/  f 

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  October  14th,  18 

a  c  tur  i  ng  Company, 
Oran/* ,  M.  J. 

to  acknowledge  ’•eceipt  of  Trial  Balances 
&  like  to  have  n  trial  balance  for  each  of 
Battery  anl  Vox;  it  tntos  vp  tro  much  t  in® 
sr;t  idea  from  a  mixed  sheet.  referring  t 
lit  of  Mighty  five  thousand  dollars  odd  so:, 
s  Wax  Bui  idinr.  When  V.r.Bdis  on  sees  a  bai¬ 

ns  iders  the  whole  of  ii 

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  October  14th, 1891. 

'•j  Thomas  Maguire,  Esq., 

Edison  laboratory, 

Orange,  H.  J. 

Dear  Sir:- 

I  have  received  fro,  Silver  .lake  Balance  Sheet 
V  f0r  October  lst-  1  hwe  asked  Mr. Gladstone  to  render  oepernte 
\|  Balance  Sheets  for  the  Y/ax  Department  and  the  Battery  Department 
\  and  to  send  copies  of^themto  you.  It  is  not  necessary  to  stow 
V\  th0S3to  Mr.Edison  as  he  does  not  understand  them;  wo  prepare  spec- 
i  ial  reports  for  him. 

!  Please  file  the  enclosed  papors. 

Advise  Mr. Gladstone  that  we  have  discontinued  the  Phono- 
.  gram  advertisement,  and  hand  him  the  enclosed  bills  against  the 
Edison  General  Electric  Company,  Toronto,  which  I  have  certified. 
i  I  hand  you  far  your  information  letter  which  I  have  received  from 
|  Mr. Gladstone  in  regard  to  sending  Weekly  Reports  to  th3  Laboratory. 

;  It  would  appear  from  this  that  if  you  had  explained  the  matter  to 

;  him  properly  there  would  have  been  no  lapse  in  the  reports;  you 
certainly  could  never  have  told  him  that  you  wanted  these  for  the 

|  purpose  of  showing  than  to  Mr.Edison.  =■<- 

Yours  truly, 

Jiaison  Buil ding,  Broad  St.,  M.  y. 


Oot.  17th,  1891. 

Thomas  Maguire  Esq., 

Edison  laboratory, 
Orange,  N.  J. 

I  want  you  to  send  a  circular  out  to  all  the 
Phonogram  Companies  as  soon  as  we  are  prepared  to  supply  any 
rmsical  records;  that  is,  any  records  other  than  those  publishe 
our  list.  We  should  send  these  notices  out  two  or  three  time 
a  week,  in  fact  every  day,  if  necessary,  and  at  the  end  of  eae 
month,  or  some  other -period  which. we  can  decide  upon  later  on, 
will  correct  our  catalogue.  Please  get  out  a  form  of  advice, 
that  Walter  Miller  can  notify  you  of  all  the  new  records  which 
made,  and  get  out  another  form  to  send  to  the  different  PhonoSI 

No  Em 


Edison  Building,  Broad  St.,  N.  Y. 

- — - ; -  Oct.  17th,  1891. 

Thomas  A.  Edison  Esq., 

Edison  Laboratory, 

Orange,  N.  J. 

My  Dear  Mr.  Edison:- 

In  regard  to  the  attachment  for  ad¬ 
justing  the  Phonograph,  which  Walter  Miller  has  applied  to  a 
Nickel-in-the-Slot  Machine  in  the  Laboratory,  do  you  not  think  it 
would  be  a  good  idea  for  the  Phonograph  Works  to  offer  these  for 
sale  at  whatever  price  may  be  proper;  you  suggested,  I  believe, 
that  we  should  give  one  of  these  away  with  every  hundred  cylinders 
Purchased  from  us,  but  this  would  naan  that  any  Company  receiving 
an  attachment  would  take  it  to  son*  manufacturer  arri  have  made  as 
many  as  they  might  require  to  equip  all  their  machines;  it  would 
be  better  for  the  Phonograph  Works  to  sell  them  and  get  whatever 
profit  there  may  be  in  the,  manufacture. 

Yours  very  truly,  ^ 

No  Enc . 




Edison  Building,  Broad  St.,  N.  Y. 

_ ; _  Oot.  17th,  1891. 

To  the  Watchman, 

Edison  Laboratory, 

Orange,  N.  J. 

Dear  Sir:- 

Upon  presentation  of  this  letter,  you  will  permit 
Mr.  Walter  Miller,  and  any  persons  who  may  accompany  him,  to  enter 
the  Lecture  Room  of  the  Laboratory,  for  the  purpose  of  making 
musical  records.  This  permit  is  permanent  and  is  not  to  be 
taken  up. 

Yours  truly,  ' 

Private  C,ec rotary 

No  Enc. 

CP  W 

Oct.  17th,  1891. 

Bernard  Cahn  Esq., 

Caro  Mercantile  Trust  &  Deposit  Co.,  of  Baltimore, 
Baltimore,  M  d. 

Dear  Sir:- 

Your  letter  of  the  7th  instant,  asking  for  in¬ 
formation  in  regard  to  my  new  system  of  applying  electricity  to 
street  railways,  has  reached  me.  In  reply  I  take  pleasure  in  i 
forming  you  that  I  have  an  experimental  road  in  my  Laboratory 
grounds  a  quarter  of  a  mile  long  upon  which  the  system  referred 
is  being  operated  successfully.  It  works  smoothly  and  well  and 
is  a  more  fixed  and  permanent  system  than  either  the  trolley  or 
cable.  It  is  expensive,  but  not  so  much  so  as  a  cable  road. 

I  bog  to  refer  you  to  the  Edison  General  Electric  Company, 
Edison  Building,  Broad  Street,  New  York,  for  any  additional  in¬ 
formation  which  you  may  desire  concerning  the  system. 

Yours  very  truly. 

Ho  En< 

Oct.  17th,  1891. 

George  S.  Hart  Esq.,  President, 

Second  Avenue  Railroad  Company, 

Second  Avenue  &  Ninety  Sixth  Street,  New  York 

I  beg  to  acknowledge  the  receipt  of  your  esteemed 
favor  of  the  7th  instant  in  regard  to  my  new  system  for  applying 
electricity  to  street  railways.  I  note  your  remarks  relative  to 
the  possibility  of  your  Company  affording  me  an  opportunity  to 
test  the  same  on  your  road,  and  I  appreciate  them  very  rruch.  The 
system  in  question  was,  however,  devised  by  me  for  the  Edison 
General  Electric  Company,  whose  address  is  the  Edison  Building, 
Broad  Street,  New  York,  and  such  an  arrangement  as  you  suggest 
would  require  to  be  made  With  them.  Personally,  I  am  in  favor 
of  putting  the  invention  in  practical  operation  in  New  York  City 

Yours  very  truly. 

No  Enc 

October  17th,  1821, 

Thomas  A.  Edison,  Esq., 

Orange,  N.  J. 

Dear  Sir: --The  Edison  Phonograp-h  Works  have  on  hand 
89 j 000  cylindersjready  for  shipment.  The  shipments  on  account  of 
the  North  American  Phonograph  Company  average  about  three  thousand 

cylinders  per  week,  which. KBan3  that  the  Works  have  a  six  months 
{/-=  ( jL-o-'<xyh$\ 

supply  ahead. igVswa^th  was  talking  a  few  days  ago  about  starting 
up -the  wax  factory  at  Silver  lake,  but  in  view  of  the  abovo^oondi- 
tion  of  affairs  it  will  of  course  be  entirely  unnecessary,,  re  open 





3//1  ^ 

October  17th,  1891. 

Thorra s  A.  Edison,  Esq., 

Edison  laboratory,  Orange, 


Dear  Sir:  — 

patentable,  and  if  so, 
a  patont? 

Ho  c-nc. 

Is  our  method  of  labelling  Musical  Records 
do  vou  consider  it  worth  while Jfrting  nut 


Edison  General  Electric  Co. 



»/  Vernon  Senilln». 

Name  of  Vernon  l!ecci Vina. 

. Kr  lie . fiu  ire 


whom  roMilved : 

lii’  A.  0.  Tate  ,  Assistant  . 

Mr  Thomas  lie  (fttiro  Laboratory  . 

Ho  chock  r«t co ivccl  in  May  Edison  Company  .  Is  that  t 
X'irat  chock  i'or  this  year  ,  What  was  the  amount  (  total  J  roec 
fluring  IS90  .  Y/hat  I  wish  to  ascertain  is  if  wo  arc  to  rccoivo 
anothof?.  romittanco  i'or  tho  end  of  this' year  . 




Bn  remittance! 
a  clock  rocoi' 

i  Paris  Edison  Company  , 
24th  1891  for  $  27G7.77  , 
s  was  $  4453. 9G 

tl  am 

1890  from  Pari: 

Edison  General  Electric  Go. 



,  whom  received, Hr.  A.  0.  Tate 
i,om  sent,  Mr.  Thomas  Moot ire. 

1,  receive  from  the  Company  Continental  Eileen  of  Parle, 
remittance  a  year  Per  accent  of  the  Eii.on  Electric  LI 
Company  of  Emnpe,  Llmltei.  The  cheek,  ore  paid  In  the  Eerop 
company  by  Mr.  P.  S.  Haatlnsa.  Let  me  too,  the  dote  and  .mot 
the  last  check  received  from  Mr.  Hastings.  ,.  ;  . 

nn,,.  last  chock  on  account  of  coupon  < 


i  Jr 


V  j  V 

Edis  on  Bui  Id  ing ,  tlev^  York. 

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  October  20th, 1891. 

H. B . Auch inclo s s ,  Esq., 

Llewellyn  Park, 

Orange,  N.J. 

My  Dear  Mr.Auchincloss:- 

I  want  to  obtain  some  of  the  musical 
records  of  the  New  Jersey  Phonograph  Company  but  do  not  wish  them 
to  know  they  are  fbr  me.  Would  you  have  any  objection  to  pur¬ 
chasing  these  for  me?  If. not,  will  you  kindly  write  to  the  New 
Jersey  Phonograph  Company  and  askthem  to  send  you  a  catalogue  of 
the  musical  records.  When  you  receive  this  kindly  let  me  have  it 
and  I  will  indicate  \faat  records  I  wish, to  buy  and  will  then  ask 
you  to  place  an  order  far  them.  I  would  not  trouble  you  in  this 
connection  but  I  know  of  no  other  of  our  friends  in  New  Jersey 
who  holdja  license  from  the  New  Jersey  Company. 

Yours  very  truly, 

'Private  Secretary. 


Edison  Building,  New  York. 

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  October  20th, 1891. 

Joseph  Hutchinson,  Esq., 

Care  Of  Edison  General  Electric  Company, 

No. 29 2  Avenue  B.  Hot  York  City.  N.  Y. 

My  Dear  Hutchinson:- 

Will  you  please  write  to  tte  New  York  Phono¬ 
graph  Company  and  get  for  me  a  catalogue  of  their  musical  cylin- 
ders;  after  I  hwo  "obtained  this  I  rill  indicate  vfrat  records  I 
v/ish  to  purchase  and  will  obtain  them  through  youj  I  do  not  want 
it  known  whom  they...are  for. 

Yours  truly; 

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  October'  20th, 1891, 

er  Miller,  Esq., 

Care  of  Edison  Manufacturing  Company, 

Orange,  N.  j, 

Bear  Sir:- 

Roferring  to  your  let t er  of  the  14th  instant  I 
written  for  a  catalogue  of  the  Nov,  Yorfc  Phonograph  Company’s 
il  records  and  have  sent  a  letter  to  Washington  to  obtain 
; cords  no  want  to  get  from  them- 

Yours  trul y , 

.  dQifcf  ^ 

H .  vl. .. .  l},";,,. ‘  1 

42  Broad  Street,  Not/  York. 

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  Ootober  20th,  1891. 

P.Z.Maguire,  Esq., 

1307  I’.  Street, 

Washington,  D.C. 

My  Dear  Maguire:- 

I  wait,  to  obtain  one  each  of  the  following 
musical  cylinders  which  are  sold  by  the  Columbia  Phonograph  Com¬ 
pany.  I  do  not  wish  ttiem  to  know  for  whom  they  are  purchased,  and 
if  ;you  can  obtain  them  and  ship  them  to  me  at  the  Laboratory  I 
would  bo  very  much  indebted.  They  issue  a  catalogue  which  you 
can  easily  get  hold  of,  and  if  you  will  advise  me  of  the  amount 
necessary  to  cover  the  purchase  I  win  forward  it  to  you  imnediate- 


No .  1. 
No.  16 
No.  37 

No. 4 

Marches . 

No. 3.  No. 14 

No. 21  No. 25 

No. 41  No. 43 


No. 9  No. 15  No. 21. 

WaltzeB . 

No.  3 

No.  7 

42  Broad  Street,  Hew  York. 

long  in 
that,  y/e 
as  soon 

Ho. 2  No. 4 
Ho. 6  No. 7 
Ho. 9  No. 10 

No.  5 
No. 8 
No.  14 

Artistic  ghiwt.Upp. 

No.l  No. 7  No. 12  •  No. 16 

Recitations . 

No.l  No. 2  No. 3  No. 4. 

I  am  sorry  that  v/e  have  had  to  keep  you  in  suspense  si 
regard  to  your  coming  to  Not  York;  it  is  very  probable 
will  want  you  within  a  day  or  two .  I  will  telegraph  yoi 
as  I  am  advised. 

Yours  very  truLy, 

eic . 


Ediscn  Building,  Mew  York, 

- October  19  ih ,  1891 , 

Miss  J.  T,  Spaulding, 

Box  179,  Dedham,  Hass, 

My  Dear  MiBS  Spaulding:  - 

Mr.  Edison  desires  me  to  thank  you  for 
your  kind  letter  of  the  13th  instant,  I  cannot  say  now  definitely 
what  will  be  done  ,!/i  respect  to  the  Toy  Company,  but  I  have  very 
strong  hopes  that  a  satisfactory  solution  of  the  problem  will  be  ar¬ 
rived  at  before  a  great  while.  I  know  that  Mr.  Edison  has  been 
very  unfairly  criticised  in  this  connection,  but  I  think  the  record 
shows  very  clearly  he  is  in  no  way  responsible  for  the  present  un¬ 
fortunate  state  of  affairs.  He  made  an  offer  to  the  stockholders 
which  they  declined  to  accept,  outvoting  me  at  the  last  annual 
meeting.  I  cannot  speak  with  certainty  of  the  Company's  projects 
because  I  am  in  no  position  of  authority  in  its  councils,  nor  is 
Mr.  Edison.  My  hope  for  the  future  is  based  upon  my  belief  that 
the  people  in  interest  will  not  allow  a  valuable  property  to  remain 
unproductive  for  an  indefinite  period. 

T/iis  letter  embodies  my  personal  opinion  and  is  in  no  way  in¬ 
tended  as  an  indi*'ation  of  the  intentions  of  each  or  any  of  the 
parties  in  interest  for  none  of  whom  can  I  3peak 
Yours  traly, 


Edison  Building,  Broad  St. ,  N.  Y. 


- — - -  Oct.  20th,  1891. 

Joseph  Thompson  Esq.,  Attorney  at  La*, 

"Law  Building",  Atlantic  City,  New  Jersey. 

Dear  Sir:- 

Mr.  V.  H.  Ernst  has  kindly  eiven  me  permission  to 
to.,  w,  ...rage  batten,,  air.., .a  m.  t0  you  for  teB  otllt 

*M,h  x  a..i„  to  t0  cm.aot  tho  M4son  labor_ 

■tory,  Orange,  Bo,  Jereey.  will  you  be  kina  enough  to  let  „ 
knov;  v;hen  these  go  forward? 

Yours  very  truly,  f  ' 


Private  Secretary. 

Edison  Building,  Broad  St.,  M.  Y. 

Oct.  20th.  1891. 

CFW  - 

tfessro.  Dyer  &  Seely, 

•  #36  Wall  Street,  Hew  York  City. 

Dear  Sirs:- 

Will  you  please  obtain 'for  me  copies  of  United 
States  Patents  #417,158,  -EcptcrAsr  10th,  1889,  and  #40^002,  July 
30th,  1889,  issvied  to  Victor  H.  Ernst  for  storage  batteries.  ... 


Yours  very  truly  , •  , 

;•  . :  J'  ,  .  -V 

Private  Secretary. 


42  Broad  Street,  New  York. 

•XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX  October  20th, 1891. 

Gladstone,  Esq., 

Edison  Manufacturing  Company, 

Referring  to  your  letter  of  the  14th  instant  in 
regard  to  cells  which  you  have  prepared  for  shipment,  I  have  al¬ 
ready  given  you  instructions  in  regard  to  the  fifteen  "C"  cells 
rationed  there in.fn  regard  to  the  others,  one  full  set,  that  is 
one^single  set  A.C.D.E.G.K.M.P.T,  one  family  faradic,  one  physic¬ 
ian's  faradic,  one  Galvanic  and  one  endoscopic,  is  to  be  sent  to 
J.Block,  Moscow, Russia  via  Hamburg,  and  the  other  set  to  j.Block, 

St. Petersburg,  Russ 

1  Hamburg,  both  sets  to  be  forwarded  on  thr¬ 

ough  bills  of  lading.  They  will  be  charged  to  Philip  S.Dyer's 
consignment  account.  Forward  the  bills  of  lading  to  me  as  soon  as 
you  have  made  the  shipment;  the  cells  will  of  course  go  by  freight 

Yours  truly,///.,  , 

r  i 

lroad  street,  N.  Y. 

Oot.  21st, 

)?•  P.  Dv/ijjji*  Bsq., 

Groat  Northwestern  Telegraph  Company , 

Toronto,  Ontario,  Canada. 

My  Dear  Mr.  Dwight 

I  have  received  from  a  number  of  our 
people  who  have  been  in  Toronto  ve-„  „ 

’  very  one oura^ing  reports  in  re- 

fiard  to  the  Edison  lalando  Battery  whicn  , 

you  have  had  on  test  '•'t 

Toronto.  is  it  yatr  intention  to  extend  thi-  ,  / 

extend  tms  equipment,  nA1  would 

y«.  h.v.  ,ry  to  „*  ,  „r  t„. 

yours  very  truly . 




II o  Enc. 

Huntington  Smith,  Esq., 

#65  Pleasant  Street, 

Dorchester,  MasB. 

Dear  Sir: — 

I  beg  to. acknowledge  with  this,  receipt  of  your  letter 
of  the  17th  instant,  enclosing  clipping  from  the  Boston  Herald,  in 
which  is  reproduced  my  letter  to  you  of  January  6th  last. 

I  regret  exceedingly  the  turn  these  affairs  have  taken,  and 
X  assure  you  that  acting  in  Mr.  Edison's  behalf  I  did  everything 
in  my  power  to  avoid  the  result  which  I  clearly  saw  was  inevitable 
unless  our  proposition  or  one  equally  as  good  waB  carried  out. 

No  other  proposition  vas  made  than  the  one  submitted  by  Mr.  Edison 
in  the  Circular  Letter  to  Stockholders  before  their  adjourned 

meet in^&n  the  13th  of  October,  1890.  The  gentlemen  who  at  that 
time  controlled  the  Company  continued  in  power  with  what  effect 

Yours  very  truly, 

No  enc. 

Private  Secretary. 

Thomas  A.  Edison,  Esq., 

Ne*  Jersey-  &  Pennsylvania  Concentrating  Works, 

Ogden  8 burg,  N.  J, 

My  Dear  Mr.  Edison: ~ 

I  enclose  herewith,  a  letter  from  Mr. 
Huntington  Smith,  of  Dorchester,  Mass,  to  which  is  attached  clip¬ 
ping  from  the  Boston  Herald  of  the  17th  instant  which  reproduces 
a  letter  which  I  addressed  to  Mr.  Smith  in  January  last. 

I  had  an  idea  when  I  wrote  this  letter  that  at  some  time  or 
other  it  would  be  published.  In  view  of  the  present  situation 
I  think  it  shows  up  very  well,  and  will  serve  the 

purpose  I  had  in  view  of  Betting  you  straight  before:  the  stock¬ 

Yours  truly, 


Ene.  F.  6. 


Edison  Building,  Broad  St.,  N.  Y, 

_  Oct.  a fith ,  1891. 

Thoms  Maguire  Esq., 

Edis  on  La  bo  rato  ry, 

Orange,  N.  J. 

Dear  Sir:- 

Replying  to  your  letter  of  the  23rd  instant, 
would  it.  not  be  a  good  idea  for  Walter  Miller  to  pack  some  of  his 
cylinders  in  cotton  batting,  and  for  you  to  request  the  Companies 
to  let  us  know  how  they  are  received,  so  that  we  may  decide 

practical  test.whether  this  method  is  better  than  the  one  v/e 
are  now  using;  we  mu3t  of  course  use  up  all  of  the  paste-board 
boxes  which  we  have  on  hand  before  any  general  change  is  made. 

Yours  truly,  "" 

Private  Secretary. 

Edison  Building,  Broad 


St.,  N.  Y 

Thomas  Maguire  TSsq,, 

>  2Gth,  1891, 

Edison  Bab  ora  to  ry. 

Orange,  M.  j. 

Be  or  Sirr- 

I  hand  you  herewith,  letter 

from  the 


Manager  of  the  Schenectady  Works,  in  regard 

to  the  twe 

)  horse-power 

fan  not  or  which  we  wish  to  obtain  for  Walter 


Tell  Walter 

Miller  that  we  cannot  get  one  of  these  motori 

3  under  two  months,  and 

referring  to  other  correspondence  which  I  hai 

re  subnitt 

ed  to  you. 

ask  him  what  he  wishes  us  to  do,  and  advise  n 


Yours  truly, 

)  P':  f 


October  2Gth,  1891  „ 

Th  arras  Maguire  Esq., 

Edison  Laboratory, 

Orar^e ,  N.  J. 

Dear  Sir:- 

Major  Eaton  lias  bonded  to  me  y&ir  letter  to  hiim 
under  date  of  the  24th  instant  in  regard  to  draft  of  resolution  to 
be  passed  by  the  Board  of  Directors  of  the  Edison  Phonograph  Works 
in  relation  to  the  deeding  of  Watchung  Avenue.  I  beg  to  advise  you 
that  I  have  received  this  draft  from  Major  Eaton,  and  that  it  is 
now  in  the  hands  of  Mr.  H.  C.  Ware  of  the  Edison  Phonograph  Works; 
I  instructed  Kir.  Ware  to  bring  it  forward  at  the  next  meeting  of 
the  Phonograph  Works'  Board?  you  should  make  a  note  of  this  also, 
so  that  between  you  it. .trill  not  be  overlooked.  ^ 

Your 3  truly. 

Private  SecneifiVy. 

T.  A.  EDISON. 

Edison  Building. 
New  York. 

24th  October.  189a. 

The  Edison  General  Electric  Co . 

J-  P.  Ord  Esq.  Comptroller, 

.  a.-  N  e  w  York. 

Dear  Sir,  '  , 

I  w  w  h»..u„  Moratory  Mil.  fpr  exp.rtomt9  „„„ 
1Uot,d  In  the  Ml.on  laboratory  for  .ooount  of  the  Ge„.r#1 

Electric  Co  during  the  „onth  of  September  lam,  amounting  to 
83,760  15  please  BOknowle.lge  receipt 
Yours  tvaly 

Private  Secretary. 




tE.-'A.  R  n  T,  s  0  N 


Edison  Building 

He*  *ork. 

34  th  October  1891, 


Edison  Oeheral  Electric  Co, 

'*•  p>  0rd  Es,l.  Comptroller. 

N  e  w  Y  o  r  k. 

Bear  sir, 

I  herewith  Imnd  w  hill  for  li»  Wm,«mh,  exhibit  at 
the  fentr.,1  ixhihition,  which'  ie  re»c.r„a  again*  you  in  ecocrhcnoe' 
with  the  arrangement  medc  hy  the  he.on.i  Vic.  hreeihent.  ^  .mounting 
to  S5*.V8.  There  1,  another  hill  for  a  .-mailer  amount,  whloh  t 
"*  "lswtine'  “»>  >»  reeaw  to  which  I  will  communicate  with  you  later. 
Yours  truly 

\  Private  Secretary 



Edison  ButlrlingO 
Nsw  York . 
3*th  October  1891. 

North  American  Company. 

Mills  Building, 

New  York  city. 

Dear  Sire,  •  -.r,  . 

I  hand  you  herewith  biil«  asiirist  ybur  Company  for 
evpsriments  ooncMoted  at  bison'*  Laboratory  on  your  behalf 
dwtng  the  .month  of  Septanber  1891,  amounting  to  §969.89. 
Plsaso  acknowledge  receipt  and  oblige  v 
Yours  truly 

Private  Secretary. 


October  27th,  1S01. 



Thomas  A.  Edison,  Esq., 

Neiv  Jersey  &  Pennsylvania  Concentrating  Works, 

Ogdensburg,  N.  J. 

Dear  Mr.  Edison;  — 

I  hand  you  herewith,  copy  of  letter  from  Charles 
E.  Pugh,  General  Manager,  of  the  Pennsylvania  Railroad,  in  regard 
to  the  installation  of  Phonoplex  Circuits  on  the  lines  of  the 
Philadelphia,  Wilmington  &  Baltimore  Railroad  and  the  Baltimore 
&  Potomac  Railroad. 

X  also  attach  a  reply  to  this  c  omniuni  anti on  which  %  have 
drafted,  and  which  I  wish  you  would  kindly  sign  end  return  to  ,* . 

Of  course,  since  the  original  contract  with  the  Pennsylvania  Rail¬ 
road  was  made  our  rates  on  Phonoplex  Circuits  have  changed,  but 
I  do  not  consider  it  wise  to  decline  to  aootsed  to  Mr.  Pugh's  wish, 
that  the  operation  of  the  circuits  which  he  proposes  to  in, 
for  the  Philadelphia,  Wilmington  and  Baltimore  Railroad,  should  jp- , 
come  under  the  contract  with^the  Pennsylvania  R.  R.  Company. 

Charles  E.  Push,  Ksq. ,  General  Manager, 

Philadelphia,  Wilmington  &  Baltimore  Railway  ho., 
#S33  South  4tn  St.,  Philadelphia,  Pa. 

Replying  to  your  letter  of  the  S^th  instant  i 
to  the  use  of  Phonoplex  circuits  on  the  lines  of  the  Phil 
Wilmington  &  Baltimore  Railroad  and  the  Baltimore  &  Potent 
I  agree  with  you  that  the  operation  of  those  lines  comas  . 
the  spirit  of  the  agreement  between  myself  and  the  Penney; 

Railroad  Company, 
rate  agreement. 

t  necessary  to  oxecu 

October  28th,  189 


Thomas  Maguire  Esq., 

Edi  s  on  Lab ora to  ry , 

Orange,  N.  J. 

Dear  Sir:- 

Rop lying  to  your  letter  of  the  27th  instant,  M 
Mead  has  never  advised  me  of  acceptance  of  the  deed  of  Wat chung 
Avenue.  You  might  drop  him  a  note. 

Yours  truly 

-  ***»• 

Private  Secretary. 

October  28th,  Mgi# 

°a™  °r  *i.«  *  Lewis 

Uear  Sir:- 

’’“““"g,  S.„  y. 

R©fori?i  j^r  tQ  +i 

-  — wy  ror  inr_Hon ;; - >«.  «. 

,  *■«  -  :;;d  t0  ~  -  —  «.  M, 

anda  in  Mr.  Eclisnn,  u  '  h£>Vo  found  a  lot  0f  0jh 

',‘*on  s  „„ieh  "»»- 

tot  himself  to  e*plei„.  -  '  r°<-  toy- 

‘tose  ..toow^  nS  'to*  h.  reeeiv.,, 

*•-  * -*-«.»«,  t  j  rr 

«»r.y  sometime  „hea  tfc.  Edison  „  th  "*  ‘°  “  “  tol»*- 

“  taV-  ~  =«  egotism  ss  f  ^  013 

**—  '»  «*  »>»t  .his  ,0UM  bo  **  te  10  to  so. 

“  t,”'“aeh  °  *— -  Ptoses,,  h  “  *»  «.t„ 

*'•  Pto  «sh  to  have  ,h..  Eal„  ,  '  “*  y°"r  «" 

stenographer,  J  >u  *  ^,a"ali*  ‘toon  by  s 

”*P.  «»t  the,,  0.  .^“  lB  ''™'  1  *«"'  thought,  „o„.. 

•'tots.  ”  »Pon  these  sub- 


irring  to  your  letter  of  the  21st  instant,  will. 

•  p i e is e  v aw omb or  that  i’. r.Philip  S . D  y er , 

sraet ed  in  our  bus  inei 

j  far  as  he  can  make  sales. 

Mr. Dyer  has  not  been  given  any  contingent  interest  in  cu.r  success,, 
therefore  any  expense  connected,  with  providing  material  for  Mr. 

Dyer  must  be  born  by  ourselves.  I  have  very  strong  hope  that 
before  long  wo  willbo  in  a  position  to  charge  against  Mr. Dyer  not  . 

only  the  freight  charges  that 

s  obliged  to  advance  on  ship¬ 

ments  for  bis  account  but  that  all  supplies  forwarded  to  him  may 
be  billed  against  an' advance  account.  We  up  to  the  present  tins 
are  not  in  a  position  to  ask  Mr. Dyer  to  bear  this  expense,  tnere- 
fore  I.  think  you  had  bettor  open  an  account  in  your  books  called 
•European  Sales  Account"  and  in  the  course  of  a  month  or  two  you 
will  charge  the  whole  of  this  against  Mr. Dyer.  Please  remenibei 

ate  account  so  that  when  M.r.Dyer  is 
our  affairs  actively  wo  will  be  in  a 

Yours  very  truly. 



October  28th,  1801. 

Miss  V.  W.  McRae,  Manager, 

“Tho  Phonogram" 

#87  Pulitzer  Building,  :rew  york  oity> 
hoar  Madam: — 

I  mam  herewith,  lott.r  .r  A.  0Mflela 

3..  „o.  MsloMa  ,lt|,  ymu.  OOTO1„tlontaasr  Mth 


The  Edison-Lalande  Battery  ia  solt,  +h„  u  SB* 

y  sold  thiough  regular  supply 
houses;  we  do  not  establish  agencies. 

Yours  truly. 



Enc.  F.  15. 



46  Q 

October  27th,  1891. 

C.  J.  Fiela,  J33q., 

Field  Engineering  c6„, 

Liberty  &  V/est  Sts.,  New  York  City. 

Dear  Sir:-  ^ 

Mr.  Rdio on  has  read  your  letter  of  20th  instant,  and 
in  reply  he  nan  instructed  **  to  inform  you  that  it  £t00  early 
yet  to  do  anything  in  connection  with  the  Edison  plant  which  it  i, 
proposed  to  establish  in  the  City  of  Newark.  Mr.  Edison  says 
further  that  he  will  be  pleased  to  throw  any  business  he  can  ir 
your  way. 

Private  Secretai? 


ry  truly, 

Super inti 

Company  Limited 



Juropoan  Sales  Agent, 

.  °  Si>>  J°hn  bonders  Ph< 
C0lQn0l  c°uraud 


I'. a i s on  Phonograph  Toy  Manufacturing  Company, 

#15  Doy  St,,  hew  York  City. 

Dear  Sirs:-- 

Ro  Projected  Suits  by  Yeomans  against 

Edison  ami  Others. 

I  believe  you  are  aware  that  Ur.  D.  M.  Yeomans,  who  went  to. 
Europe  in  1889  on  business  connected  with  the  affairs  of  your 
Company,  has  commenced  suit  against  Mr.  Eo'ison,  and  also  against 
each  of  the  gentlemen  v/ho  at  that  time  were  Trustees  of  the  Toy 
Company, for  alleged  misrepresentation.. 

Mr.  Edison's  Counsel  wishes  t,o  procure  a  copy  of  the  pros¬ 
pectus  issued  by  Mr.  Yeomans  in  London,  and  which  was  published, 
if  I  recollect  rightly,  in  the"ii,inancial  Hows’* .  A  copy  of  this 
journal  was  sent,  to  Boston,  nnd  it  is  probable  that  your  At  to  me 
nr.  W.  S.  Hutchinson  is  aware  of  its  whereabouts  at  the  present 
time.  If  you  can  kindly  let  me  have  this,  I  will  see  tht  it  is 
returned  to  you  after  our  Counsel  has  made  use  of  it.  \le  believe 
that  when  Mr.  Yeoman's  Attorneys  have  been  shown  the  claims  sot 

.ip  by  Mr.  Yeomans  in  this  prospectus,  they  will  understand^ ai 

mraud  and  the  London  Stereoscopic  Company. 



October  fiqt.h,  18C'l. 

Co1*  George  S.  Gouraud,  Esq., 

little  Menlo,  upper  llorv/ood,  Surrey,  England. 

My  Dear  Col.  Gouraud 

Mr.  D.  A1a  Yeomans,  who  in  the 
**“  °f  1,389  «°  of  th.  Toy  Phonograph 

Company  bnalnaao  In  Surnp.,  1,  hrinsin*  „u  .^ina,  Mi<(m 
for  alleged  misrepresentation. 

Hr.  Miaon'a  Counsel  desires  to  obtain  .  oopy  „f  „„ 
"financial  tlo».",,hloh  contains  ,ho  , _  .. 

contains  tho  pnonpoctnc  tarn, ad  0,  »r. 
Voomans.  I  do  not  recollect  the  dot.  of  thl.  lasna,  nor  hav.  I 
any  record  of  tho  asm.,  bnt  »lth„ut  a.nbt  u  ytm„  m<> 

or  can  bo  Procured  by  yon  from  tho  office  of  tho 
Will  yon  bo  food  ononnh  t„  obtain  a  copy  lt  >ft[ 

receipt  of  thin  latter  ns  Mr.  noisome  Uonnsel  alao 
...shea  to  revd.s  tho  record  of  th,  amts  br„n„ht  esinst 
in  London  m  tho  n.m,  of  tho  London  storaoscopio  Company  and  the 
Edison  united  Phonograph  Company.  »hat  »o  especially  lllt. 

arc  the  movlne  pap.,..  „p„»  „Mch  a„ 

Probably  tho  complain,  formod  or  th„  ^  ^ 

The  complaint,  if  drawn  according 

practice  in  this  country 

W°Uld  8Gt  UP  the  Patents  "hich  the  London  Stereoscope 

474  I 

Manufacturing  Company, 

V.'hat  progress  arc  you  ma  Ping  vd  th  the  new  zinc 
electors ,  we  ought  to  get  these  in  service  at  the  earliest 

ever  receive  copies  of  the  requests  of  the  Un- 

i  States  Government  for  bids  on  electric  installations;  1  think 
sould  submit,  estimates  for  some  of  the  material  used  by  the 

information..  I  am  looking  the  matter  up 

The  bottles  of  oil  which  you  send  ii*  should  bear  a  label 
indicating  the  cell  with  which  each  is  to  be  used;  -Ba'cieaM,  supplies 
this  oil  hap-hazard  without  any  regard  whatever  o  the  size  of  the 
cell,  and  the  chances  are  that  all  the  batteries  sold  by  him  have 
Been  set  up  with  an  insufficient  quantity  of  oil.  Why  not  label, 
these  boitles  with  the  letter  by  which  the  cell  is  designated? 

. . . y'W" 

■JoJm  f\  Randolph  Esq., 

Edison  Laboratory, 

Orange ,  H.  j, 

Lear  Sir:- 

letter  of  the  28'th  inst 
:vfor  year  ending  October 
rant  now  a  record  of  all 
chargeable  against  him  per- 

I  am  much  obliged;.^ 

0 nclis ing  statement  of  "dead1 
1st  18*1,  amounting  to  $22,113.30? 
v/orh  conducted  by  Mr.  Edison  which 
sonally,  but  v,i4Ch  d0es  not  come  under  the  head  of  "Laboratory 
Work"  and  cannot  tr^refoj-e  be  billed  against  the  Edison  General 
Electric  Company  under  our  contract  with  them;'  you  mentioned  a  nun 
ber  of  thes^^^ipts  to  me  on  the  telephone  the  other  day.  Plea: 
send  this  right  in.  j 

Yours  truly, 


Private  Secretary. 


H.  B.  Auchinoloss,  Eeq., 

Llewellyn  Park,  Orange,  N.  J. 
Dear  Mr.  Auchinoloss 

October  30th,  1891 

I  am  very  much  obliged  for  the 
Catalogue  of  the  New  Jersey  Phonograph  Company,  and  which  I  will 
return  to  you  in  a  few  days. 

Yours  truly,  / //'.> 

Private. Secretary. 


October  31st,  1891. 

Thomas  Maguire,  Esq., 

Edison  Laboratory, 

Orange,  N.  J. 

Dear  Sir:— 

Please  send  me  copies  of  any  papers  that  are  in  the 
safe  relating  to  the  license  given  by  Mr.  Edison  to  the  London 
Stereoscopic  &  Photog^piUo  Company;  also  copy  of  the  license  it¬ 
self,  if  it  is  there.  Give  this  irmiediate  attention  as  our 
Counsel  is  waiting  for  these  copies  *„r  use  in  connection  with 
the  suit  which  has  been  brought  against  Mr.  Edison. 

Yours  truly,  '*2  Ai  •> 

Private  ‘Secretary. 

October  31st,  1891. 

J r  Gladstone,  Esq., 

Edison  Manufacturing  Company, 

1  have  your  letter  of  the  30th  instant.  You, of  course 

understand  that  we  cannot  i 

that  ie  going  to  increase 

the  coat  of  our  cells.  I  thought  that  bytfdisoarding  the 
separator  at  present  in  use,  and  using  one  of  the  new  model, the 
change,  could  be  made  without  any  ina  A^whatever,  and  I  atill 
hopa  you  Will  be  able  to  accomplish  this. 

October  31st,  1891. 


■  ‘M 


Thomas  Maguire,  Esq., 

Edison  laboratory, 

0 ranee,  N.  J. 

Dear  Sir:  — 

«r.  Edison  ta  started  !»., north  on  ,o».  8*p8ri„8»ta 
t.  obtain  an  inflating  for  „„  ^  ^ 

Yon  have  on  m.  eorr.epond.noe  0„  thl8  „bj80t,  ;  ^ 

to  be  kept  posted  from  time  to  time  a,  to  the  prognose  or  th«se^ 

experiment  ^ 

Yours  truly,  .///. 


Private  Se 

*  ■ r 1?  ,^y»,  *  2jy 

Thomas  A. Edison,  Esq., 

Care  of  The  Haw  Jersey  &  Pennsylvania  Concentrating  Works, 
Ogden sburg,  N,  j. 

My  Pear  Mr. Ed is cn:- 

X  hand  you  herewith  a  statement  of  receipts 

and  expenses  of  the  "Phonoplox"  from  the  1st.  of  January  1891  to 

the  1st  of  September  1891  a  period  of  eight  months,  which  shows 

that  the  excess  of  receipts  over  expenses,  including  material  on 

hand,  is  $675.39.  All  the  material^in  value  $523.80  is  goodf  it 

consists  chiefly  of  Condensers  in  perfect  order  which  we  will  of. 

course  use  fran  time  to  time  as  they  are  required.  Our  revenue 

from  royalties  for  these  eight  months  is  $932.32.  The  amount 

to  the  credit  of  the  account  is  not  very  large  but  I  know  it  will 

be  a  satisfaction  to  you'to  see  that  this  business  is  self-snstain 

ing.  I  know  you  appreciate  the  up  hill  work  v/hich  I  have  had  in 

introducing  the  system  with  no  support  whatever  from  the  Western 

Union  Telegraph  Company,  who  cent rol  a  very  large  majority  of  the 

telegraph  lines  throughout  the  country.  From  this  time  fb  rward 

I  can  make  a  better  showing  as  I  am  able  to  employ  otter 

directions  and  relieve  the  account  of  his  expanse  during  periods 
when  he  i:s  not  directly  employed  upon  that  work. 

Yohrs  very  truly, 

Care  H.J.  and  Pennsylvania  Concentrating  Dorics , 

Ogdeusburg,  If.  j. 

i  the  first  day  of  October  1891  the  Edi- 

s  Company  had  a  debi 

u  of  §99,729.78,  of  1 

their  books  against 

*  being  represented  l 

this  amount  v,e  have  charged  the  Edison  General  Electric  Company  , 

Experiments  prior  to  Oct. 1st,  1890.  §32,721.63 

Bills  rendered  for  experiments  during 
the  year  Oct. 1st, 1890  to  Oct .1st, 1891.  §31,994,64 

Total*  $64,716.*27 

Leaving  a  net  debit  against  you  of  §35,013.51 

Ue  have  not  yet  billed  the  Edison  General  Company  for  that 
portion  of  the  Laboratory  generally  referred  to  as  “One-Quarter •' 
whicn  belongs  to  you  personally  and  the  expense  of  which  they  are 
under  their  contract  required  to  pay.  In  this  connection  I  enclose 
herewith  two  statements  which  I  have  marked  -'A-  and  »B\  and  which 

outside  persons 

all  the  accounts  which  have  not 
•>  or  in  other  words  which  rq>re 

t  been  billed  agaij 

expenditures.  V/e  can  bill  alL  thejitems  on  statement  “A" 

>ortion  of  the  La  bon 

you,  but  I  am  in  doubt  i 

namely,  Wica  Mines  ,, 

.  ‘  and  Morristown,  Magnetic  Pol .  n 

Ogden,  Gut* i  in c  ^ole  line  at 
ng  kAca  at  Ogden  and  Triple  pY nnn  . 

I  wish  t  ^  Expansion  Engine  models. 

.zi:rh'twnr~— — . 

0;r;;.7 rr"  ,h°  ■u~ — — *.* 

or  course  i  can  obtain  Major  Pa-nn'  = 

-  not  think  f ,  a  '  ^ '  Ha .on  s  opinion,  but  r  do 

— 7"““' 

.A!  toseth,„  .lthz;r  ^ 

„  „  n  ,eh  ltems  on  statement 

o  able  to  charge  against  the  Edison  General  Company,^ 

b”  W**‘  -  “*  >—«*  -gains.  you 

”  6111  1”‘h  of  **«•  •*«•—«.  nr  as  th.y  m  ,«  c  V 

“e  "“er°l  C‘""P"l>  *b“,t  «*•  tbdus.nd  do  liars ,  Kv-ry  oU„r 
-oo„„,  „„  L.bora.ory  „  Mu,4  om;  for  lnstenc0i  ^ 

railoay  ..part-nt.  m  M11-  against  tbs  M  Amarican  ^ 

“  ’*  °°U““  tM«  on»„  „„th  tTOntr  dws 

•no,.  tbs  .ill.  nave  neon  pne.onted;  w  ,it„  Ib.„lut8  ^ 
.n«y.  ««•  ««..  the  ^  ^  ^ 

“  ‘h9  “  »*-  to  tbo  y„k  Con. 

«n, rating  Wonka.  IhB  bm.  „„  against  tbs  „„ 

Killing  Company  era  of  sours,  dafarrod  for  . 

taking  than-  dsmand  note:  tho  amount  i,  about  *38,000.00.  You 
can  ProPorly  o.n.idon  .has.  s  -A-  and  „ 

showing  absolutely  all  the  e-vnonm,  or  „„„  _ _ 


5  amount  which  you  j 

is  the  aggregate  or  such  it. 

otaiemencs  as 

17"  “  r011",ea  ““  — *  r.  a.  account 

?  * e„ 

this  matter  a  littin  1  * 

a  little  later  on  in  another  letter. 

Private  Secretary. 

, ,  ro'J  “f  0°  ‘"  a-4—* *» **.■***+ 

‘  “  »  «•  **««.,  any  deb*  SSMa 

a<  you  which  is  left  .„Mln-  ,  „  *  *S 

“  thls  *"““•*  »U1  be  set.  asais.t 

“  *"  ^  «•  -*■«  »de  by  iwrm. 

7“  which  you  Introduced  and  ot„.r  UScd  by  the 

th° •  -  -*  -  - «. ,.  *» 

within  a  very  short  time. 

the  intention  to  have  the  flguri 



November  4th,  1891 

1  return  you  herewith  Mr.  Bush's  letter  of  the  13th  ultimo. 

I  have  had  a  very  satisfactory  interview  with  Mr.  Edison  upon  this 
subject,  and  want  to  see  you  as  soon  as  possible  so  that  we  can 
discuss  what  modifications  we  should  propose  to  Bush.  Mr.  Edison 
denied  absolutely  that  he  had  made  any  arrangement  whatever  with 
Auerbaoh,  or  that  anyone  except  myself  is  authorized  to  deal  with 
the  Phonqgraph  matter.  This  ought  to  be  satisfactory  to  Mr.  Bush, 
as  you  know  full  well  that  I  have  had  nothing  flo  do  with  the  mat¬ 
ter  except  through  yourself.  , 



November  3rd,  1891, 

Major  S,  B.  Eaton, 

Edison  Building, 

#42  &  44  Broad  Street,  New  York  City. 

Dear  Major  Eaton: — 

1  hand  you  herewith,  original  letter  from 
the  Company  Continental  Edison,  addressed  to  the  Edison  Electric 
Light  Company  of  Europe,  Limited,  and  containing  advioes  of  the 
intention  of  the  former  Company  to  cease  payment  of  annuities 
of  oortain  French,  Austrian,  Spanish  and  Belgian  patents..  It  is 
our  custom  to  bring  to  Mr.  Edison’s  attention  the  United  States 
Patents  which  correspond  with  foreign  paterrtB  that  are  about  to  he 
abandoned,  and  if  you  will  be  kind  enough  to  advise  me  of  the 
numbers  of  the  United  States  patentB  affected  as  before,  I  will 
have  the  matter  placed  before  Mr.  Edison  and  ascertain  his  wishes.. 
His  decision  should  be  framed  by  you  as  the  legal  representative 
of  the  Edison  General  Electric  Company  in  case  he  decides. 'to 
permit  any.  of  these  foreign  patents  to  be  abandoned.  I  have  not 
yet  acknowledged  the  letter  of  the  Company  Continental  Edison 
attached,  and  will  not  do  so  until  I  h?r£  your  and  Mr.  Edison’s 

November  3rd,  1891. 

Thomas  }?«•  lombard,  Esq.,  Vice  President, 

The  Norti?  .Amorifian  Phonograph  Company, 

#14  &  lfl  jSi01,1*13  st*>  Jersey  City,  N.  J. 


ft*piyifcg  tty  «iMfr  i«#»*  <*  th*  &*:***»  ln  regard  to 
the  aoeounte  of  Mos„pa,  .HqUMA  **-  the  Phonograph  Exhibit 

at  Montreal,  Iftien  I  85iftyi?saBd  my fanner-  eeffln&uniiration  to  you, 
refusing  to  Cdpsiden  the  hills  which  tb&y  presented,  I  intended 
at  the  flame  time  to  Write  you  AnothaW eomplaining  of  their 
failure  to  carry  out  an  important  par-th  of  understanding,  .but 
waa  prevented  from-ploiqg  ?«.  ?ntfkt*AQiy  by  the  press  of  other  work. 

I  wish  to  pay  nqw  that  J  wn  very  much  disappointed  at  the 
nsanner  in  which  they  received  my  proposition.  It  was  very  clearly 
understood  between  you  and-  myself  that  a  certain  number  of  Niekle- 
in-the-Slot-Machines  were  to  have  been  placed  in  the  Montreal 
Exhibition  for  the  purpose  of  collecting  a  revenue  from  the  public 
to  reduo e  our  expenses,  and  the  arrangement  which  I  suggested 
regarding  the  disposition  of  these  anticipated  proceeds  was,  I 
think,  a  most  liberal  one.  Messrs'.  Holland  Brothers  failed 
absolutely  in  this  part  of  the  undertaking,  with  the  -result  / 



that  v«  have  had  no  opportunity  whatever  to  recoup  ourselves  for 
the  laras  outlay  with  which  we  are  already  burdened,  sir3  on  top  of 
this,  they  have  attempted  to  collect  their  own  re1’ »onal  expenditure8 
just  as  though  they  had  absolutely  no  interest  in  the  Exhibition, 
and  were  extending  a  privilege  instead  of  receiving  a  favor. 

I  am  utterly  at  a  loss  to  understand  the  condition  of  mind 
of  these  gentlemen,  which  prompts  them  to  make  such  claims.  I 
thought  when  I  made  the  suggestion  in  regard  to  exhibiting  the 
Phonograph  that  its  liberality  would  be  appreciated,  but  it  has  been 
received  in  an  entirely  different  spirit  whioh  will  .certainly  not 
tend  to  benefit  your  Canadian  Agents  so  far  as  future  assistance  is 

As  for  yourself,  please  understand  that  I.  do  not  consider,  you 
a  party  to  their  faults.  If  at  any  time  I  can  serve  you,  I  will 
do  so  now  as  cheerfully  as  I  have  done  in  the  past. 

Yours  truly, 

- - 


Private  Secretary. 



H.V.  / 

\;J  '  !  November  5th, 

Thomas  A. Edison,  Esq., 

Care  of  The  N.J.  and  Pa. Concentrating  Works, 
Ogdeneburg.  N.  J. 

Dear  Mr.Hdison:- 


I  hand  you  herewith  a  letter  from  the  E.S. 
Greeley  and  Company  towhichis  attaoehd  one  of  their  special  cata¬ 
logues  in  regard  to  the  Edison  lalande  Battery.  I  made  an  arrange¬ 
ment  with  the  E. S. Greeley  and  Compsny  in  regard  to  the  sale  of 
batteries  in  Central  and  South  America,  and  tteir  communication 
which  I  now  hand  you  is  inresponse  to  my  enqui ry. regarding  the 
progress  of  their  work  in  those  c oun tries  .where  they  hWe  an  ex- 
'  cellent  connection.  Up  to  the  present  time  they  have  not  done  any 
large  amount  of  business,  but,  as  they  state,  they  have  been  en¬ 
gaged  upon  the  preliminary  woik  of  introduction.  We  are  watching 
them  very  closely  and  will  push  than  vigorously  in  the  same  way 
as  we  have  conmenced  to  push  all  the  other  Supply  Houses  who  handle 
0ur  goods.  I  have  now  a  proposition,  which  I  will  send  you  in  a 
day  or  two,  in  regard  to  the  sale  of  Batteries  in  Great  Britain; 

I  think  you  will  consider  it  entirely  satisfactory,  and  it  will 
permit  us  to  canmence  shipping  goods  to  Great  Britain  imnediately 
after  Mr.Philip  S.Dyer  returns  to  London;  he  expects  to  go  back 

in  about  a  fortnight.  Please  return  to  me  Greely's  letter  and  die 
catalogue  attached. 

Yours  veiy  truly,  j-.-’j- 

Enc.H.l.  Private  Secretary. 

■  ■  V’*  >•-  rwnrw 

/  P\  (o 

November  5th,  1891. 

E.  Hi  Lewis,  Esq., 

Care  of  Messrs.  Eaton  &  Lewis, 

Edison  Building,  Broad  St.,  New  York  City. 

Dear  Sir:—  j: 

I  handed  you  this  morning,  a  copy  of  the  London  ! 
Financial  News,  which  contains  the  Yeomans  Prospeotus,  and  which 
I  should  be  glad  to  receive  back  again  as  sooa  as  you  fave  finished 
with  it,  as  it  is  the  property  'of  Mr.  J.  W.  Mackintosh  of  Boston  P  * 
who  will  probably  use  it  in  connection  with  the  suit  which  Mr.  h 
Yeomans  has  brought  against  him  in  conjunction  with  the  other  .j 
gentlemen,  who  at  the  time  this  prospectus  was  issued  were  Birei'  j|p 
of  the  Toy  Phonograph  Company.  r  also  handed  you  the  fol-'  1 

(1)  Copy  of  License  ,  T,  A.  Edison  to  the  London  Stereosco 
&  Photographic  Company  to  work  part  of  patent  dated  SO 
July,  1887,  #2909 

(2)  3vt  of  that  part  of  the  License  of  the  22nd  of  March, 
relating  to  royalties  payable  thereunder. 

(3)  Agreement  between  T.  A.  Edison  and  the  London  stereosc 
and  Photographic  Company  as  to  payment  in  advance  of  r 
under  License,  dated  22nd  day  of  March,  1878. 

Y/ill  you  please  acknowledge  receipt  of  the  above? 




stated  to  you  orally,  I  do  not  think  the  documents  relating  to  the 
London  Stereoscopic  &  Photographic  Company  are  complete.  We  have 
yet  to  hear  from  Col.  Gouraud  in  regard  to  the  suit  brought  by 
himself  and  the  London  Stereoscopic  &  Photographic  Company  against 
t.r.  Yeomans'  Company.  l  presume  we  will  have  some  word  from 
Col.  Gouraud  within  ten  days  time. 

Yours  truly, 


From  whom  received :  Mr  Sami  ol  Insull  ao^posi^i^  V\ 

To  whom  gent:  Mr  Thomas  A,  Edison  ,  Ogdon  Minos  . 

Edison  General  Company  's  Company .stock  quoted  at  94  , 
About  eleven  o’clock  it  was  90  .  The  transi'or-books  wore  opened 
yesterday  ,  there  wore  quite  a  number  of  shares  offered  at  97  , 
and  a  few  fractional  points  over  that  figure  but  no  dealings  took 
place  „  V/o  cannot  at  present  account  for  this  fall  ;  Droxel  , 
liorggn  &  Company  do  not  know  vriiat  to  make  of  it  ,  they  simply 
content  tSip:  'selves-  by  saying  that  the  market,  for  the  security  is 
demoralized  ,  The  order  you  gave  Butlor  has  not  boon  executed  and 
will  bo  hold  for  the  present  .  Am  myself  making  further  inquir- 

Edison  General  Electric  Co. 


■onfirmaHon  tlioulU  be  checked  wUh  the  original  message  Immediately  on  ■, 
be  assumed  to  be  correct  unless  advised  to  the  contrary  by  telephone. 

re  Sending.  '  Name  of  Person  Jteceiviny. 

v  S:s.itwl  Ausull  Second  Vi  a  a  Preside  nl 
v  Thonas  A,  .Edison  ,  Ogdon  Mines  „ 

Hr  Wo taler  of  the  "  Elo  ctrical  Engineer  "  tv  on. Id 

out  to  Ogdon  tomorrow  to  tal k  with  you  about  what  you  V 

connection  with  the  electrical  railroad  .  I  should  be  i 

authorize u 

would  see  Mr  Vfotzlor  as  X  would  like  an  authoratative 
t  published  in  one  of  the  loading  electrical  Journals  < 
jeet.  »  Please  let  ms  know  whether  it  is  agreeable  to  yc 
Wc taler  should  go  to  Ogden  .  ? 

Reply  o 

Mr  Edison  says  tint  he  cannot  peer, ibly  see  Mr  V/el 
rrow  on  account  of  Mr  Lewis  coding  up  . 

revet  tuul : 


November  St.h,  .1891 , 

D.  H,  Louderback  Esq,, 

#5X9  Dearborn  Avenue, 

Chicago.,  Ills. 

Dear  Sir:- 

Mr„  Edison  has  received  your  letter  of  the  2nd  in¬ 
stant,  and  asks  me  to  say  in  reply  that  it  is  quite  impossible  for 
him,  at  this  time,  to  make  any  promises  concerning  his  new  system 
of  Electric  Railway  Propulsion.  The  apparatus  has  been  tested 
experimentally  at  the  Laboratory  on  a  track  built  for  the  purpose,  • 
but  before  it  can  be  offered  generally  to  the  public  it  must  be 
submitted  to  a  series  of  practical  tests  and  the  point  at  which 
these  will  be  made  has  not  yet  been  selected.  It  is  very  prob¬ 
able  that  requirements  will  be  developed  of  which  we  are  not  now 
aware',  and  altogether  the  matter  is  in  too  indefinite  a  state  to 
permit  of  aAy  assurance  being  given  you  in  regard  to  the  time  when 
apparatus  could  be  furnished  $s£S  for  the  road  in  Chicago  which  you 
contemplate  equipping.  The  practical  tests  to  which  I  refer  will 
be  made  under  the  imnediate  supervision  of  the  Edison  General  Elec¬ 
tric  Company,  through  whom  the  new  system  will  eventually  be  given 
to  the  public.  . 

Yours  very  truly.  -  rs\  — 

N°  en°-  t  .  Priyate  .SeerfeyT^ 




November  10th,  1891. 

Thomas  Maguire,  Esq., 

EdiBon  Laboratory, 

Orange,  N.  J. 

Dear  Sir:  — 

I  hand  you  herewith,  a  conmunication  from  the  Orange 
Mountain  Cable  Company  in  regard  to  a  piece  of  track  which  thesis 
'building  in  West  Orange,  and  upon  which  they  suggest  Mr.  Edison 
should  test  his  new  system  of  Electric  Railway  Propulsion. 

When  Mr.  Edison  returns  to  Orange,  place  this  .conmunication 
before  him,  and  let  me  knew  what  he  thinks  of  the  suggestion. 

Yours  truly 

Privatfr^sVcretary . 

Eno ,  F«  23 . 





£  Novenfcer  12  th,  1891. 
J.P.Skehan,  Esq.,  J  ■  ff 

Care  of  Spencer,  mask  &  ConpaHy* 

16  &  is  Broad  Strfeet* 

My  Dear  Mr.Skehartji. 

m  reply  to  y  tup  letter  Of  a.  7th 
I  am  sorry  that  I  cannot  eive  vm, 

U  **y  ln^orimti9R  in  regard  to  Mr, 

“  “me"  of  El0"-i”  «“i«r  PWtou  „„,t  to  . 
v=ny  S.nor.1  .ay.  in  eaperimehtal  ^  ^  ^ 

-nopatopy  and  the  system  ha.  hee„ 

la, I  believe,  to  sex  opt  atm,  p„„a  „n  ,Mc„  mio  ,  pr.„tl0U  (Mt 
and  to  develop  the  ayste.  1„  outmereui  .ay.  ^  ^ 

•at  .ill  be  eon., tutted  has  no,  y.,  teen  deeided  upon,  „  „ 

determined  by  the  Bdi.on  Genaral  Bla.trie  c„„.»y  „  eoneuxtation 
Vith  Mr.ldis  on.  The  eyetem  „iu  te  siven  a,  publl„  ttoollgh  ^ 
Ml. on  Genera!  Gompany:  i,  is  expensive  ,m  ...  dashed  f(,  „.e 
•nXy  in  1.1*.  eitie.,  I  understand  that,  ha.  stated  that 
t«  .ill  tan.  probabXy  a  to  „ue.t  *u  prMi^^f^{ 
tore  an,  (Un.ral  applies,,.,,  „e  ma*  of  the  syst,m.  ^  \ 

Yours  very  truly, 

BbWenjber-'  -nth.-,  1881. 

KdtBbMr  &Wan  Ohited  ElbOtrltt  ilghtinfl  Cbmp’any,, 

#100  VitJtCrifc  Street*  tondon,  S.  W. 

I  have  confirmed  elsewhere.  aoehlegrem.  sent  you 
to-day  to  the  effect  that  the  Edison  General; Electric  Company  have 
been  approached  with  reference  to  the  installation;  by~thera  of  large 
Central  Station  Plants  in  England,  The  people  who  have. made.-  these 
overtures  are  thamselvea  financially  strong,.  aodare.ahle. fro- com-- 
mahd  support  of  this  character  to  an  extent-  Irtish  •c.onpiaote!  a-:  me«  of- 
their  ability  to  carry  out  any  agreement;, ^ 

The  opportunity  thus .  afferded„pt«Sent»:;itfei)^;t»;nfe,-as  a  most;  •  } 
desirable  one  of  which  to  take  6 

subject  to  you  in  the  belief  that  itj  thia  .re«®ac\t.,youy  v.iewS‘  a)fdt- 
mine  will  ocinatda.  of  «ww«  thp  basis  ,  of-  a^y  arrahgam,bht:  . 

would  involve  the  rsoogni,t(i.bP  Of  aj)y,  of 

mh,  #m-  &3.e»  %>  °***m$m  ;|<J.13)4^;TP»Wa  sg^ 

owned  or  operated  by  you  covering;  apparat^^  .S^loKad’L  ra&wfo  « 
recognition  would  naturally  take  fom;.aP*-?  'ejfaj.ty paymiEffitb-;fe 
your  Cttnpany.  1  am  satisfied.*!***  >tc^^  J 

cure  the  installation  a?  a  iarS®'  w*ri&eT  of  ‘.x»l 

in  -Great  *****  **  j 

to  your  attention. 

I  trust  that  some  ami<.able  ana  9quitable  arrangerant  can  be 
made  which  will  enable  us  to  avail  ourselves  of  the  capital  which 
is  seeking  investment  in  our  business,  and  is  y on  view  the  matter 
favorably  wo  can  proceed  at  once  to  adjust  the  various  details. 

61  1 

Victor  H.  Ernst  Esq., 

Care  of  The  Hall  Signal  Company, 

#128  &  #130  Front  Street,  Brooklyn,  N.  Y. 

Pear  Sir:- 

In  reply  to  your  letter  of  the  7t.h  instant,  X 
beg  to  3a y  that^I  have  not  yet  received  the  cells  which  Mr.  Thomp¬ 
son  informed  jpe,. he  would  send  to  the  Laboratory.  I  will  keep  the 
records. , of  tests  forwarded  with  your  communication  under  reply, 
pend^pg.  the  rocuj.pjt  of  ...the  cells  above,  referred  to.  If  these 
cello  do  not  reach  the. Laboratory  within  the  next  two  or  three 
days,  I  will  write  again  to  Mr,  Thompson. 

No  End 

<  nomas  K.  Lombard  Eat*..  » 

VlCG  President , 

The  Worth  American  Phonograph  Company, 

Tho  Edi  son  Phonograph  Works  hnv. 
*  t0:  th8m  nndor  flate  °f  the  loth  instant 
’,ds.  which  ‘were  used'  at  ‘the  Mont  real -Exhii 

'ifj?,1’?*  (  to,  ^hihrreo.oiids  v/hioVi  .  « 

.  .  mh  Were  ««*  at  the  Montreal  "Exhibit  ion. 

-^tM.M'MM*****  .  Mrtfe.  or  *.  „„ 

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fr„  thM  ahlMti< 

6  tair'ly  °n6  °f  thS  b08t  Exfl1  hit  ions  which  has  ever  been 

given  oj^  the  Phonograph,  and, 
terosted  in  merchandising  this 

■  the  Peoplo  who  are  directly 
nstmment  received  benefit 

>1,e  reflection  upon  tho  i 

3  the  records  themselves  , 

5ider  the  subject  you  would  j 

for  th.„  at  tho  prlooo  »hich  „„  ^  ^ 

■esr  of  the  c< 

Arthur  P.Hodgktns,  & 

CarS  °  Edeifon  Balding,  »•*  Tone. 

November  .19  th ,  1S91 . 

8Ubtf.1t  iv.v  -  ff,- arils  Mc.»ow«ui 

.v,  Five  hundred  doiltf'S. 

to  Mr. Dickinson  '.a-  -  or  fc-r  months. 

.  <0-c  this  amount  at  **t,5ur  1 

Me.  Co  van  his  no-  -  .  ,,  .,m  ,-^ouire  it. 

I  .an  ——  -  «“  P8rf0a  °f  “  .’nnnnn  ,.  a-  .« 

,  ,  .  Mr. Me. Go vi an  One  Iwn-*1  - 

yr.Mck^aon  also  .  _  .u.lroltea,  and  took  Mo- 

wiaon  ore  Milling  Company. 

shares  Edi9an  Ihe  certificates 

which,  he  now  no  las. 

— •  •  *— •  f°;  ;. "  -  -  •—  “  ^ 

..a.  in  tw„  »  «»  *»“  ‘ 

There  was  no  actual  trano  er  .  ^  disayp8ared  with  him. 

the  Ore  Milling  Company  to  ^  ^  conditions, 

(S1  X  know  of  no  othe-  i 

under  any  conditions  vhats  3f  stock  of  the  Ecj 

There  were  twenty-^  ,.ia-  - 

Ore  ailline  =WW.  a  3MoKhol4o>-  of 

—  “  s,i11  “  *”  ’,0°'IS  °f  tM  r« 

eon*  «*■  —  ”f  aK‘rS-  rtltlo>te;  „  ....  — 
s„o*  ““  °"U 

*ik&*aaS*“‘.  _ *.«,« 

/  L/  /  v 

'  November  23rd,  1891- 

Cere  Messrs.  Abbey,  Schoeffel  &  Grau, 

#1432  Broadway,  New  Yor1- 

/  Dear  Sir:- 

In  reply  to  your  letter  of  the  19th  instant,  I 
beg  to  say- that  Mr.  Edison  is  at,  *he  present  time  visiting  some 
mines  inthe  State  of  New  Jersey,  and  the  date  of  his  return  is 
very  uncertain...  .1  think- it  altogether  probable  however,  that  he 
will  be  home  within  a  week  or  ten  days,  and  shall  be  glad  to  know 
if  it  would  be  convenient:  for  Mme. Sarah  Bernhardt  to  visit  the 
Laboratory  when  fir.  Edison  gets  ?back.  Should  she  desire  to  go 
there  before  Mr.  Edison  re  turns  ,.;ij  will.  beVv.ery'.  pleased  to  make 
all  necessary  arrangements  upon  receipt  of  advice  from  you. 

"ff.  -/y  '■  -<!.  y - 

Private  Secretary. 


Hew  York  Concentrating  Works, 

November  24th,  1891. 

Hew  York* 

Edison  Sailing,  Broad  Street 
Dear  Sir:- 

X  enclose  WWrntory  Milo  *T  " 

ox  0O0.0.O,  XBOX.  «-»«.  -  ««-«•  "le“8 

ledge  receipt;  /V'v. /. 

YtfArs  t  J»l*.  ,• ■‘ty&.&t  ' 

J  Prloota  aicOO^oxy* 

Enc.  C.  2- 


on"  Nov  embus’  Mth,  ISsa. 

Jersey  &  Psnna.  Concentrating  Works, 

Edison  Building,  Broad  St.,  Y0rf, 

Dear  Sira:- 

I  enclose  herewith,  laboratory  bills  against 
y,ou  for  the  month  of  Oc tolar,  1891,  amounting  to  ^64^09..  Pleaaa 
acknowledge  receipt. 

truly, .-••••  •  •• 

••  PWlvfttB  Stj-ftO  tOV. 

Ska.  0*  1* 






’ignal  Company, 

-128  &  130  Front 


Irooklyn,  N.  Y, 

receipt  of 

letter  under  date  of  the 

Joseph  Thompsc 

advis  ing 



Storage  Battery  were 


old  style  and  eight 


Laboratory  in 



you  further  later 

Yours  very  truly, 

C.P.Chattorton,  Esq.  Woventoer  S5th,  -1891. 

Care  of  Messrs. Abbey, Schoeff el  &  Grau 
1432  Broadway,  City.  ’ 

Dea,r  Sir:- 

•  ln  Wply  t0  ***  1*OP  Of  the  S4th  instant ,  I  bag 
to  Say  that  I  will  -ad vie e  .you  as  -soon  as  Mr. Edison  returns  to  Orangn. 
I  ha4  a  menage  f  ran  him  yesterday  to  the  efftct  that  the  =*te-of 

r0tUm  U  ve,y  Unoertai*  •*  *«••«*.  but  I  think  .«  altogether 
probable  %m  h0  wiu  be  homc  withln  ton  days  or  ^ 

Tours  very  truly;' 


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Orange,  JT.  J. 

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November  Jtoth,  1891. 

Ma  jo r  S, Flood  Page, 

102  St. George's  Square, 

London,  s.  ?/.  England. 

My  Dear  Major:- 

I  to!  received  and  read  wthintoreet  mr  lot. 
of  the  tod  infant,  „  _  vew  each  t„  „„„  f(,  wur 

offer  aeeiet  1(i,  „  „tM,  p^rteMne.  Jn  &M,  ^ 

I  appreciate  fhUy  year  rene*.  cntearnln*  traneact- 
iona,  ana  OT..H,  care  that  the  expert  eneo  »fU  mprof. 

'  itaoie  ec  tor  ac  the  ra-anfarc„m,  of  „r  Jud^en,  ie 
Of  oatrae  at  a,,  pre.ea,  tto.  ,  ta  n.  ,f  .  p„„„nal 

aataro  thetreqoire,  .ttchtioa,  hat  ,  ,ai  to  „,„a  year 

Bastion.  I  „i„h  to  say  i„  core  toe  ion  that  I  value  very  hlshly 
the  friendly  attitad.  .„ioh  yoa  pereoaaHy  have  ea.aye  Mtotel„.d 

Yours  vexy  truly, 



November  28th,  1891 

Major  S.  Flood  Page, 

102  St.  George’s  Square 

London,  S.  W.  England 

My  Dear  Major:  - 

I  have  received  and  read  with  interest  your  letter  of  the  2nd  instant,  and 
am  very  much  indebted  to  you  for  your  kind  offer  to  assist  me  in  my  future 
undertakings  in  Great  Britain.  I  appreciate  fully  your  remarks  concerning  past 
transactions,  and  you  may  be  sure  that  the  experience  will  not  be  unprofitable 
so  far  as  the  re-enforcement  of  our  judgement  is  concerned.  Of  course  at  the 
present  time  I  have  no  business  of  a  personal  nature  that  requires  attention, 
but  I  will  bear  in  mind  your  suggestion.  I  wish  to  say  in  conclusion  that  I  value 
vexy  highly  the  friendly  attitude  which  you  personally  have  always  maintained 
toward  myself. 

Yours  very  truly, 
Thomas  A.  Edison 

No  enc. 


December  3rd,  1891, 

Herman  DeSelding,  Esq., 

#59  Liberty  St.,  New  York  C: 

I  hand  you  herewith,  Certificate  #991  of  the 


Light  Company . of  Europe,  Limited  for  893  shares 


Lpt  which  I  gave  you  on  the  27th  ult: 

Yours  truly, 

Private  Leo ret ary. 

December  3rd,  1891. 

Edison  Building,  New  York. 

My  Dear  Ma,J  or  Eaton:- 

Referring  to  the  attached  correspon¬ 
dence,  please  note  Mr.  ^gdison's  remarks  in  pencil  on  your  letter 
November  24th.  Mr.  Edison  challenges  us  to  explain  that  he  is 
not  being  taxed  upon^patents.  I  am  getting  some  information  upon 
this  point  from  the  Laboratory.  - 

December  '3rd,  'lS^X. 

M.  D.  Barr,  Esq.,  District  Manager, 
Edison  Ger.eral  Electric  Company, 

#77  Bay  St.,  Toronto,  Ontario,  Canada. 

Referring  to  your  letter  of  the  20th  ultimo  in  regarc 
to  the  packing  of  the  French  Storage  Battery,  I  find  that  this 
work  was  done  by  two  of  Mr.  Kennelly's  assistants,  both  of  wh,om 
insist  that  the  plates  were  packed  very  carefully  in  excels ion 
in  an.  inch  plank  box,  and  .that  any  breakage  must  have  been  the 
result  of  unusually  rough  handling.  Mr.  Kennelly. states  that 
he  unpacked  these  plates  when  they  were  f ir»t  received  at  the 
laboratory,,  and  that  he  also  observed  the  way  in  which  they  were 
repacked  for  shipment  to  you,  and  that  in  his  opinion  our  packing 
was  far  superior  to  that  which  the  goods  received  when  leaving 
Canada ,  and  therefore  that  they  ought  to  have  carrieh?>ftll  right. 

I  E>ec.eT!l&'W‘  '®r4»  'Is91* 

iCtor  H.  Ernst  Esq., 

Cars  of  It*  Hall  Signal  Co., 

#128  Front  St.,  Brooklyn,  Y* 

““ «  ^“r“tor,' 

—  ~ -  ■ - 



you-rs  truly,/. 







Un  Bnc 


Edison  General  Electric  Co. 

Mr  Swan  has  boon  hore  this  morning  and  wishos  to  got  sow 
information  in  regard  to  the  progross  which  Scroll  is  making  in 
tho  patent  office  .  Itvappoars  that  tho  Western  Union  people  have 
declared  their  intention  to  appeal  from  the  first  decision  of  tho 
examiner  which  wo  now  know  will  bo  rejection  .  The  law  requires 
that  boforo  an  appoal  is  taken  ,  tho  examiner  shall  bo  askod  to 
roconsidor  .  Soroll  is  afraid  that  they  are  going  to  appeal  direct 
from  tho  first  decision  and  nogloct  this  latter  point  regarding 
roconsidoration  which  might  destroy  the  case  in  a  higher  court  . 
Have  I  your  authority  to  obtain  all  posuiblo  information  from 
Sorell  and  to  advise  Swan  fully  thoroof  . 

December  9th,  1891. 

Thomas  A.  Edison  Esq., 

Care  New  Jersey  &  Pennsylvania  Concentrating  Works, 

Ogdensburgh,  N.  J. 

Dear  Mr.  Edison:-.- 

I  have  had  an  analysis  made  of  Dyer  &  Seely’s  bills 
and  I  enclose  herewith,  a  distribution  by  experiments.  Will  you 
please  indicate  how  you  consider  each  of  these  should  be  charged 
out.  Those  which  are  to  go  against  yourself  mark,  "T.  A,  E.* 

You  will  observe  that  your  Foreign  Electric  Railroad  Patent 
expenses  are  very  high. 

Yours  very  truly/; 

Private  Secretary. 

December  9th,  1891. 

Thomas  Edison  EBq.,  /  ' 

Care  New  Jersey  &  Pennsylvania  Concentrating  Wo*a> 
Ogdenaburgh,  N.  j. 

My  Dear  Mr.  Edison 

On  the  16th  of  last  month  I  sent  you  a  draft  of 
a  letter  which  you  are  to  write -to  Sir  William  Thomson  and  which 
is  to  accompany  the  record  of  the  filament  lanp  litigation.  I  al¬ 
so  enclosed  some  of  your  New  York  letter-heads;  but  you  have  prob¬ 
ably  used  these  up  figuring  out  Ogden  profits,  so  I  send  you  some 
more  now.  Wont  you  kindly  take  time  to  write  this  letter?  Thomp¬ 
son  did  you  great  justice  in  his  testimony  and  he  deserves  this 


s  //  n 

Decentoer  9th,  IB 91 . 

Philip  s»  Dyer  Esq . , 

#34  Victoria  St,,  Westminster, 

London,  England. 

Sear  Sir:~ 

In  regard  to  the  battery  business  in  London,  o 
.vlr,  Gladstone  will  be  in  London  sometime  around  Christmas,  and 
wil  havs  full  information  on  this;  subject.  I  think  it  bette: 
to  let  the  matter  rest  until  then  as  he  will  be  able  to  say  mud 
more  than  it  is  possible  to  write. 

Yours  truly,  ? 


■'\.w  \ 

Pri  v  at  eNle  o_pet  ary , 

)  n 

i  Penn  a,  Con.  Works, 

I  enclose  herewith  for  your  infbrmatio 
an  Ei.Si.aiB  of  our  battery  sales  for  the  month  of  October,  whioh 
averaged  about  §800,00  per  week,  You  will  .find  that  these  are 
all  representative  concerns,  and  that  our  trade  is  splendidly  dis- 
trib.a.od  all  over  the  United  States,  There  are  no  individual 
purchases  which  are  very  large.,  but  the  measures  which  I  have  take 
to  increase  ttess  sales,  will  I  know  be  very  effective.  When 
you  return  to  Orange  i  will  give  you  a  full  knowledge  of  this  new 
plan,  and  I  am  perfectly  satisfied  that  yew  will  heartily  approve 
of  1-,  ./?  ha 'c  got  the  business  working  in  good  chape,  and  we 

have  no  bed  accounts  on  our  books.  We  make  a  thorough  investi¬ 
gation  before  opening  any  new  account!  '  If  you  read  the  statement 
which  I.  send  yai  weekly  you  will  know  that  our  collections  are 
kept  up  to  the  nark.  We  have  to  sell!  on  ninety  days  time.  The 
amount  of  our  accounts  receivable  is  about  §9,000.00;  this  in  it- 

jwr  that  we  do  not 

Yours  very  truly v 

Private  Se’cijetary, 


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tho  .a^heofifdnt's  which  are  *o*  being'  cade  append  to  he  this: 

*btlkln  working  dontrbi  bf  thc  ^chiha^  cr  tte. 

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-tfai  Ve  Will  ift-tad  fcrtjr  ^rovidfitenfe  which,  wfi&r  jf 

*5$fX#tte  i&rfemptc^y'  meaau&bs  *J$h  thefts  aMT^kf  <*&*...  Jr/ 


Jja  tliiS:  Relief  - by  remarks  .wda  by 

Ration- which,  J^iad.  Pith  Mw  to-rday.  ad  f  l  have- to  proceed  ppon- 

$JP  line  that  at-  combination  is  better  than  a  comb^.  Qfg>;ttp-  the 
teiina  of  SUph  a  qombfnatipn,  of  cp thing  can  be-  paid  aljpnfe 
t^tese  at  preempt..  ^a.W?t  *»*$  4e$l  %ifh  local  companies, 
apd  they-  must  dprtaiBly  tin  $b.corfep4,  My.  .•rraehrqmnrkod 
to-day.  that-'  the  greatest  -menace  to^e  ^^nograpli:  Waihbsa;  fa  the 
existence  of  all  theso  individual"  Companies  and  expressed  Mrs- 
strong  belief  that  no  real  advance  CoUld  bo  made  utttil  thdy  were 
•wiped;  otttl  It  la  a  pretty  large  jpf^ppa^s,  and  »tML  aattSwBBf 
considerable  time.*  bpt  it  Of  %pc Q^jpl iseMSis^t 

Of  craturseT-  S-Q.  far  as  the,,  factory  fp  .cpjgqeiyjofl^  "Hd.  can.  make  an* 
arrangement  that  will-  enable  us  tcroa.rr.y.nn  buuipesB  to'  an  extent 
that  wflj.  -prevent  losses  there  ddririg  the  "time  that  time,  lopal 
Con^apy  nego-tiatiotis  are  being  carried  on. 

r.  da.  hot  think-  them  is  hnything  alarming  In.  thg.sltngfeiott 

ikfifng'  ifid' pi^oseiht  status  of  the  huslhess  ns  a  stdndpo.tnfc'from  ' 

tfifltfh  to-  view  it^  and  I  b^lie^d  thdt  a  d dal  with  the.  Sr apfti phOne 
pfbwd  will-  be  the  easiest  Part  hi‘  &h6  irnddhtakine. 

1  Blit:' a-  flta'fdlne'ht  the  day  before  yesterday  of  the-  e&rnihga 
of  the-  Kirs'  Vo'rk  pi^nlg^aplv  ’Soft^dhy  foi*  the  year,  endfrtg  fistf  timber' 
l^n^theif  dipt  mhphinos^  .they  llpd  fa  sefviie  135 

of  t&ebOf  hnd  thpif  g5VM  .^prnir^e  ftSfd  about  ^50,000.  fheyf-hs^ 
espensea  agsi^ 

t  Of  ihe  amount  which  they  1-9  pay  to  *h? 

lMcka9-4_nc.t^Q-^o1i  Oornpany  Thpp 

«,  ^  *  * ■**■*-'**- 

. .  p"  —  **  **  ««**  ^  2™*  * 

abott%  $s,TOvoaPer  yeap.  ■*&&&. n* 

Vour?  vow  'truly. 

Private  Secretary. 

Deo ember  15th,  1891. 

IU  Charles  eover  Beq.,  Assistant  Secretary, 

The  Edison  &  Swan  United  Electric  Light  Company 
#100  Victoria  Street,,  London,  s.  w. 

hear  Sir:- 

r- beg  to  acknowledge  reoelpt  of  your  letter  of 
the  26th  jiitlmo,  advising  me  that  my  letter  of  the  nth  ultimo 
was  placed  before  your  Chairman  and  Deputy  Chainnan  sitting  in 
Committeeman*  indicating  the  willingness  of  your  Company  to  co¬ 
operate  with. me  in  effecting  an  arrangement  concerning  electric 
jilting  in  Breat  Britain  as  outlined  oonmunication  referred 
-to  dhove.  I  have  taken  pleasure  in  Cctttouni eating  the  contents  of 
■yonn  letter  to  the  Edison  Oeneral  Electric  Company,  who  are  rep¬ 
resented  in  London  by  their  European  Sales  Agents  Mr,  Philip  S. 
-Dyer,  #34  Victoria  Street,  Westminster,  London.  Iiunderstani  that 
Mr.  Dyer  has  been  fully  instructed,  and -will  therefore  be  in 
frequent  ■■  eemmuni  cati  op  with  you  during  the  progress:  of  the  ne¬ 
gotiations  now  pending.  I  sinderely  trust  for- the  interest  of 
all  ooncecned  that  these  may  be  brought  to  a  satisfactory  con¬ 



’  r  December-  17th,  1891V  ' 

The  New  Jersey  &  Pennsylvania  Cone entrating  Y/ork s, 

Edison  Building,  Hew  York  City. 

Dear  Sir:-1 

I  beg  to  hand  yoh  herewith,1  Laboratory .„bills  against 
your  Company,  amounting  to  $1858.92.  "Please  acknowledge  receipt. 

Yours  t  ru  ly ,  .  .  Ayy  r> 

.•  •■nt 

Private  Secretary. 

Enclosure  2. 

The  Company, 

Miiis  Buiid in. 

I  beg  to  hand  you  herewith, 
your  Company ,  amounting  to  |7<5 .61 

Laboratory  bin*  .-against 
•Please  aokrioYl’edge'  ^ceiit. 

i  rs  truly , 

Private  Sbi 


December  18t‘h,  1891 

Edison  Ore  Milling  Company, 

Edisibn  Budding,  Broad  St,,  New  York. 

Dear  Sirs: — 

1  enclose  you  herewith,  Laboratory  bills 
for  the  month  of  November  against  your  Company  for  $192.92. 

Yours  truly ,  , 

Enc .  E.  1. 

Private  Secretary. 


December  18th,  lS9i, 



Edison  General  Electric  -Company, 

-Edison  Building,  Broad  St.,  He*-  York  City- 

Dear  Sir 

I  bes  to  hand  you  l»r»wth,  laboratory  biUs  , 
pf  November,  uuoonMus  t0  S8j5ve.89  Wmt ^ 

General -Electric  Company. 

Yours  truly. 

JPriyats  Sucre' 


Bee  amber,  28th,  1891... 

Philip  S.;  Dyer,  Esq. 

#34  Victoria  Street,  Westminster, 

London,  England, 

Dear  Sir:- 

I  hand  you  herewith  two  statements  one  -of  which  .shows 
the  number  of  Edison  Lalande  cells  sold  in  Canada,.^. April  8th  ‘ 

1890,  to  August  24th  1891,  the  total  litre  capacity  of  which 4a 
3,202  1/2  and  the  royalty  due  Dr.  de  Lalande,  #160,12.  The  other' 
statements  show  the  number  of  cells  sold  in  the  United  States  for 
Electric  Lighting  purposes  from  Eebuary  25th  1891,  to  August  24±h 

1891,  the  total  litre  capacity  of  which  is  30  and  the  royalty -due 
Dr.  do  Lalande  $1,50.  Will  you  please  forward  these  statements'or 
copies  of  them  to  Dr.  de  Lalandeand  make  payment  of  the  total 
amount  namely  $161.62  reimbursing  yourself  in  the  usual  .-mannar 
through  tho  Edison  General  Electric  Company,  I  presume -our -action 
concerning  sales  in  Europe  will  be  satisfactory  to  Dr.  de -Lalande./ 

It  is  not  worth  while  at  present  to  make  the  account  up.  M 

Pri vat e  'Secretary . 


|  H-,  Ernst  Esq., 

|  The  Hall  Sienal  Company, 

I  128  &  130  Pront  S^eet,  Brooklyn,  W.  y, 

|  De«r  Sir: - 

you  ™at  we  ordered  .fr cm  the  Gib  so  j 

0O"Pan,,■  -York  the  el„s, 

™,U1”sa  f0r  th*  *M‘  or  your  storage  battery.  our  „ess- 

’h°  S“l  t0  *hlS  "ad'e“  «■  that  .hi.  eta.  „ 

b att  ery  eeu  ...  kept.  „„  ^  ^  ^  ^ 

“  “*  "a"1  °f  h“  »«  eonmanoement  of  the  tee. 

"  y“r  baM^yt  P:"“  1K  ~  ■—  *«.  W  W«,.  I  Would 
like  to  have  this  tea,  started  without  any  further 

Yours  truly,  /*/ /  ,#  ' 




.December,  1891. 

Philip  S.  Dyer  Esq.,  European  Sales  Agent,  . 

Edison  General  Electric  Company, 

34  Victoria  St.,  London,  Westminster,  W.  C. 

Deer  Sir:  - 

.  I  have  received  your  letter  19th  instant,  and  in 
reply  beg  to  say  that  when  Mr.  Gladstone  goes  to  London,  he  will 
bear  a  letter  from  Mr.  Edison  that,  I  think,  will  be  entirely 
satisfactory.  You  can  say'to  your  friends  that  we-  intend  to  take 
this  matter  up  earnestly  and  that  Mr.  Gladstone  will  be  thoroughly 
equipped  to  make  full  arrangements  with  them. 

I  cabled  you  yesterday  in  regard  to' the  Electrical  Exposition 
at  t.h s  Crystal  Palace,  asking  if  any  awards  .were  offered  for  prim¬ 
ary  batteries.  If  we  could  obtLin  a  diploma  or  a  medal,  {and  I  am 
quite  sure  we  can,  if  either  one  is  offered),  it  will  add  greatly 
to  the  prestige  of  our  battery,  not  only  in  Great  Britain,  but  also 
in  this  country.  I  am  .expecting  to.  hear  from  you  today.. 

Mr.  Gladstone  has  forwarded  to  London,  a  full  set  of  Edison 
Lalande  batteries  and  .medical  appliances,  so  that  he  will  be  all 
ready  to  enter  the  lists  imnediately  upon  his  arrival.  I  will 
cable  you  as  soon  as  it  is  definitely  arranged  when  he  will  starts 
I  think  he  will  sail  within  ten  days  or  two  weeks. 

,-o  ' 

Yours  very  truly, '  f  / 

i  • ....  ■  ■ -hiiiy 

t  H  ’  ’ 

■  No--  enc .  '  , 

Colonel  Ge< 


Northumberland  Avenue, 
London,  E  N  g  L 

Colonel  Gouraud; 

“  -  —  a*e  o “  °°Py  °f  * 

the  reoom  of  the  suit  against  h  1  asked  Y011  for  a  copy 'of 

-  "-WI  0„w.  Th,  „  0°"P“”'  “a  th»  *“« 

Attorneys  consists  of  the  plead!  ^  1  ^  fr°m  your 

ad  Phonograph  Company  against  JT  ^  ^  ^  ^  EdiS°n  ^ 

U  not  at  ail  v,hat  1  "  Stei’e°S0°Pi0  T  -* 

rou  bp  ,  <  ^  Ur'  *“«*>  A«-neys.  Will 

ou  be  kind  enough  to  let  mo  u 

let  me  have  a  codv  nr  v„  i 

“  copy  0VX8.S5?5  .iXSP  onL, 

Yours  very  trulv.  ^ 




Jft'msry  I8t.hf  X8$2, 

If.  P.  Dwight,  Esq,,  «„  President  &  Go^nager* 

Tho  Groat  Hprth-V/esterp  Telegraph  0ODIPWy, 

Toronto,  Ofuiado. 

Dosr  J'r.  Dwight : - 

I  am  very  much  ob' l*ge‘d  for  your  letter  of 

the  5th  instant  to  which  is  attached  a  ce*icatien  f,m  your 
Superintendent  of  Supplies,  Mr.Oox,  concerning  the  ope  t  of  oper¬ 
ating  the  Edison  Lalande  battery  as  compared  with  the  cost  of 
Gravity  cells.  Mr. Cox  is  entirely  in  error  in- his  psaumptiop  t^t 
the  displacement  of  27  32  gravity  cells  would  require  850  cell  ? 
of  Edison  tialando  batteries.  The  fact  that  we  were  able  to  diSr 
Place  4-00  gravity  cells  by  100  Edison  Lalarfe  cells  in  connection 
with,  the  wires  which  are  now  applied  with  current  ft. on  the  latter 
does  nor.  indicate  that  the  reminder  of  the  gravity  battery  will 
10  quire  to  be  .displaced  with  a  pr  ono  rt  ionate  number  of  .Edison  La- 
landG  ceUs*  Tf’  you. Will  be  kind  enough  to  furnish  me  with  a 
list  of  the  wires  taking  batt  cries  frcm  your  Toronto  Office,  out¬ 
side  of  those  which  are  now. batt eried  with  Edison  lalande  cells,  I 
will  Prepare  a-  correct  estimate  of  cost  and  submit  the  same  tb  yotU 
All  your  quad  and  duplex  v/ires  can  be  operated  fran  one  battery, 
and  it  can  be  arranged  that. other  wires  can  take  current  fiotn  the 
same  source.  I  trust  that  before  takihg  further  adtloh  you  will 


■Permit  me  to  submit  t 

Yours  very  truly.:-' 

Private  Secretary. 

—  ClA  fTi  t 

■<Cu^  /*„/  — *'~iyucy<4.jtt.  ZZ. 

~Cl  letr  fl/- 

'tf  - 

i$tU-4ju  <Z £jt-u.SL$  4f-4-w 

.  ZfrZfCS'L-O  /W 

fyu  'jhvdz<f 

:c5,  /  'i£j£As$; fj&sisUi 

January,  18th  l892. 

s«  B.  Eaton 

Mi.dnS.iMta,,  Broad  Street  H,'  y. 

*«••  id  «, .  u#»  „  _  m  18921 

MU  *“■  —  «  —  «»  id  arror,  '  \  J  ““ 

advise  me  and  oblige, 

Private  Secretary. 

January  13th,  1892. 

XW  >  _ 

Thomas  A,  Edison  Esq.. 

Laboratory,  Orange,  ».  j. 

Lear  Mr.  Edison 

In  re.  duplicating.  I  find  that  -sre  Jiave 
on  hand  .  of  vco*.  to  tako  ^  of  oraers  ^ 

U“  l°  "”d  1  h*”°  th.„f,re  Instructed  Walter  Mflior 

*°  Cl0”  *"  a“a  °tf  *“  •*««.  H.  *11  have  to 

Keep  Julia  of  course,  but  the  other,  .ill  eo  at  the  end  of  the 

I  think  that  I  can  shortly  make  a  contract  to  supply  all 
records  for  slot  machines  in  New  Jersey,  New  York  and  New  England. 
The  New  York  Phonograph  Company  spent  upwards  of  §15,000.00  for 
these  records  during  last  year.  Until  we  haye  a  more  definite 
market  there  is  no  use  in  our  frittering  away  money  in  duplicating. 

I  would  like  to  know  now  what  price  I  wan  name  for  a  supply 
of  not  less  than  say  1000  re cords  per  week. 

The  following  is  a  close  approximate  estimate  of  cost  based 
Upon  our  experience  at  Silver  Lake, 
i’o'dr  duplicators  in  use. 

Capacity  of  each,  4Q  records  per  day. 

Total  output  one  day,  160  records. 

COfct  (per  day) 

PoWer  i ! 




Man  {packer  &  helper)  §1.75 

Girl  (duplicating)  ,  1.25 

Cost  160  blanks,  lO^each  from  Phono. 

Works .  $16.00 

Gj^each  for  H.A.P,  Co. 

$  9.60  25.60 


Packing  (3/each)  A ,80 

Walter  Miller  4,00 

Cost  of  Master  records  on  basis  that 
oacli'  of  these  costs  $2.00  and  will 
furnish  100  duplicates — 160  at  2  /  3.20 

Rent  1>00 

Add  for  breakage  &  other  contingencies 
10 %  N  4.50 

Total  cost  160  records  $50 . 10 

Or  say  31  cents  each. 

Cost  duplicating  (deducting  blanks)  15/oach. 
— ’  to  double  this  output  the  following  *~ 
additions  would'be  necosBary:- 

.  Estimate  as  above 
Girl  (duplicating) 

Total  cost  320  records 








Or  say  26  cents  each. 

Cost  duplicating  (deducting  blanks)  10 / 

Would  you  be  Trilling  to  name  a  price  of  35  cents  each  for 
not  less  than  1000  per  week? 

The  cost  of  these  vrauld  be  31  cents  each  on  above  basis. 

The  margin  of  profit  seems  small,  but  we  will  have  to  carry  little 
or  no  stock  and  have  nut  gpt  to  provide  for  the  expense  of  any 
selling  organization. 

I  had  hoped  that  we  would  be  able  to  sell  these  duplicates 
at  not  more  than  30  cents,  as  I  believe  that  cheapening  them  will 
increase  enormously  their  use  and  sale,  but  the  above  indicates 

innot  d< 

quite  probable  that  we 

Set  tiie  North 


Company  to  tak< 

their  portion  not 

itead  of  6  cents 

Please  let  me  tear  from  yon  as  I  irant  to  tak< 
of  New  Jersey  and  New  York  and  New  England  at  once 

the  matt< 

Yours  truly. 

Jamary  20th,  1892, 

The  New  Jersey  &  Pennsylvania  Concentrating  Works, 

Edison  Building,  Broad  Street,  Hew  York  City, 

Dear  Sir:- 

I  you  heroin,  Bill.  '  you 

tn  066.78.  Please  acknowledge 
the  month  of  December  amounting  to  ?  , 



Private  Se 


J^iuary  20th,  1892. 

J.  P.  Ox’d  Esq..,  Comptroller, 

Edison  General  Electric  Company-, 

Edison  Building,  New  York  City1. 

,  Dear  3ir;- 

I  hand  you  herewith  Laboratory  Bills  against  the 
Edison  General  Electric  Company  for  the  month  of  Deoember,  1891, 
amounting. to  §3,447.02;  please  acknowledge  receipt. 

Will  you  kindly  furnish  we  at  the  earliest  possible  moment 
with  a  statement  of  the  Edison.  General  Aooount  against  Mr.  Edison 
for  the  month  of  December.-  I  would  like  to  have  this  befbre  .the 
Laboratory  books  aro  closed  for  the  year  1891,  in  order  that  our 
balances  way  bo  exact  for  that  period. 

Yours  tr- 

Private  Secretary. 

Enc.  C.  15. 

January  .21st,  1892. 

A’  E-  C»s«l.i,e  Electrician, 

Edison  Laboratory,  Orange,  n',  J. 

I  you  hero.its,  a  Hat  of  the  wires  of  the 

C-«.t  soots  Western  Telegraph  Cocpany  of  Canaan  .Sicb  are  battened 

“  I0”nt0-  *  **  “*  “  ««*>-  «-  applying  nith 

jay  battened  ,itS  our  colls.  Will  yon  very  klMly  p„par,  . 
agr,”,.  ^tott  Mas,  If  possible,  to  take  any  »«„  0u,  of  a 

introduce  .-ificial  resistance,  bnt  P.*aps  yon  mi  „o,  flM  ^ 
noeoesary.  ,  think  yen  „»  be  ,bl,  „  „  „  ^  ^  _ 

USG  n0t  m°re  than  three  or  four  separate  batteries. 
«™.yer,  .ill  yon  pleas.  ernnge  ts„  tn  nbaterer  yon  consider 
the  most  desirable. 


Yours  truly,  //jClrf 

Pi*i  v  at e  ^Sacr©  tar  y . 


January  21st,  1892, 

The  Orange  Mountain  Cable  Company, 

W.  Child  Esq.,  Manager, 

#242  Main  Street,  Orange,  n.  j. 

Dear  Sir:- 

to  you,  to, tor  to  ^  maer  „„  „0VM[sr 

"e“,'a  *°  «“«•■  -t  -1-  «  Btootrt.  Eall. 

*«*a  —  OO  tho  trao*  thioh  yoor  Oo„pany  Muiiv  in  nst 
OtMBe,  I  tea  to  .Moo  >ou  lhat  ,  mu  ^  ^ 

muon  M  ho  h.,  hM  „  mi„  omsaorMm_  ,  oo  ala  ^ 

'  1"“er  *"""  “>•■•*“■«  «  *•  «»»*  you  tor  your  MM 
offer  and  to  inform  you  that  the  Edison  General  Electric  Oomuany 
have  decided  to  make  tiiis  test  in  Hew  York  Cit  y.. 

Yours  very  truly,  ft , 


January  22nd,  1892. 

Thomas  Maguire  Esq, , 

Edison  Laboratory, 

Dear  Siri- 

i  „  V.'.  look  "in  al  l  ;.ha  cow.-:  -  •v-icn 

Referring  to  your- letter  16th  instant  in  regard  to 
cownmiioa^ons  which  you  have  received  from  the  Vlestern  Penn'syi- 
vania  Phonograph  Company  in  regard.  WioaW  rUapSw,'  write ^tlwcV 
people  and.  aay  that  we  will  allow  them  a  disoount  of  IQ#'  on  records 
ordered  in  lota  of  800  or  more.  Tell  thorn,  in  regard  to  the  reoou* 
whiqh  are  manufactured  by  a  Chicago  concern  that  we  have  had  some  J 
of  these  sent  to  us  and  have  tostod  them', “and  find  that •" they  are  ' 
very  poor,  that  wo  would  not  think  of  sending  out  such  records' and' 
that  if  they  desire  to  verify  this  they  had  bettor  send -to  Chicago 
and  get  a  few  of  them. 


Yours  truly  ,  f  ffi'J 

,  /i? 

/#‘’G  *  wry , 

Private  Secretary 

January  20th, 1892. 

B. B. Daly,  RSq>> 

Gre env.'ich,  Conn. 

Referring  to  the  Interview  which  I  had  with  you  a 

f"  1  •  l.«.r  .hi*  r.  aaaroaa.,.  t.  „„ 

Counsel ,  .  Leris ,  toother  .f  MaJ „ 

7T  !  “*•  K-r-“k  “°.‘»*‘»'..»nole,  Obtain 

U  d°  n<>t  Jtn0i’/  MS  lnUlals)  has  been  appointed  admin i a- 

°f  f0’"",r's  ““-i  «  m  »m  aa*.„,  .  tts 

Surrogate  a  i««M,  Mt,  of  to  York,  you  »m  attain  an  inftmatl 

"  '*he  ”“18M'  '*»-*“•  •»««.  k'r- Frank  „o.„  *. 

presented  to  his  administrator  whom  r  have  named  above. 

Yours  truly, ' . 


S  ;T 

ivate  ^aeretary. 

P’  S-  Hasting:;  Esq.,  Trustee, 

Edison  Building,'  Broad  SU 

January  26th,  1892. 

I  bog  to  acknowledge  receipt  of  your  letter  spth 
instant  «nclosl„s  shoo*  of  „ossrs.  „0rSan  ro_ 

SS.ns.21,  payable  to  yean  order  „4  ^  „y  y %  K  ^  ^ 
•f  the  Edison  Electric  Meht  Colony  of  Europe,  limited,  same  he- 
inB  the.  proceeds  of  the  coupons  collected  by  Messrs.  Drerel, 

Harfes  1  Oompany  on  the  founders  parts  of  the  Eompasnl,  dentines- 
tale  Edison,  hold  by  you  as  Trustee.. 

Yours  truly,  %;iy/'/T 

T  R  E  .A  •S*  IL.5...!'2  R. 

February  2nd,  1892, 

j  E3q.,  Comptroller, 

Edison  General  Electric  Company, 

|  Edi80n  Bulldin®>  Broad  Street,  City. 

]  Dear  Sir:- 

'  y“  th, 

“  6"‘"a  El“lrI”  *»  ta  his 
«...  th„,  of  hls  aerj<mit  o.  Ootokor  istjisso 

ecui^es  to  him  Or*e  quarter  of  the  Force  a nd  Reaources  of 

emu  rveaoirces  of 
fo„  woi*fc  to  «.*.,* ...  the  „ 

your  Conrosnv-fA^fi _ 

*  - oiw  expense  of 

w  ’»«*»  •<»« <» Hth 
PSt“‘B>  *lohaM  -  ao  „u  „t,  lh8 

whole  amounting  to  §15,462.00. 

Kindly  acknowledge  receipt. 



Private  I 

Yours  truly,  (///_  * 


Letterbook,  LB-0S2 

This  letterbook  covers  the  period  August-October  1891.  Most  of  the 
letters  are  by  Alfred  O.  Tate.  There  is  also  correspondence  by  Edison, 
Thomas  Maguire,  and  John  F.  Randolph.  Many  of  the  letters  relate  to  the 
manufacture  and  marketing  of  phonographs  and  cylinder  recordings  and  to 
legal  and  financial  dealings  among  the  various  phonograph  companies. 
Included  also  are  several  letters  about  the  phonograph  exhibit  at  the  Montreal 
Electrical  Exhibition.  Some  of  the  correspondence  pertains  to  mining  and  ore 
milling  and  to  production  problems  at  the  New  Jersey  &  Pennsylvania 
Concentrating  Works.  Other  documents  relate  to  electric  lighting,  the 
construction  of  central  stations,  production  problems  at  the  lamp  factory,  and 
the  effects  of  electrocution  on  the  human  body.  There  are  also  documents 
concerning  electric  traction  systems,  including  two  cost  estimates  prepared  for 
Henry  Villard,  and  a  few  letters  about  the  kinetograph  and  the  Edison-Lalande 
battery.  Some  of  the  letters  deal  with  Edison’s  liquidation  of  his  stock  in  the 
Edison  General  Electric  Co.  and  other  personal  financial  matters.  A  few 
pertain  to  Mina  Miller  Edison.  The  book  contains  702  numbered  pages  and 
an  index.  Approximately  20  percent  of  the  book  has  been  filmed.  Related 
documents  for  this  time  period  can  be  found  in  LB-051. 


K&ison  unitod  Phonograph  Co. 

Mills  Build ihg. 

Now  York  city. 

Boar  sirs:- 

Please  ora™-  on  »o  l^owsw,* 

ion  She  '*»  «n«ical  records  „r,  «th  Mu  ,  .ahiMM* 

lor  central  America.  You  .ill  recount  that  p» 
ea,.  m  a  verbal  order  tb,'  these  bat..  ,„«lr.  »  .rltt,B  a,**  „ 
that  eon  obtain  .  roqaleltion  th.  pbc.^lb  ^  , 

the  Laboratory „ 

Yours  vory  truly, 

Private  SfetreWtf^ 

«s.- « »«£.  sras.  "s:  s  srsr* 
sw  xsssrsjrt: 

2  °,fM .  m  “  ihe  *»*««**  *»a  ,  lT5i:S  / 

obarso  48  eenls  edoll  tar  llie.o  records  taMU  (,»  *s  etatfcSjf  jfi/-. 

jwjffugt  *4kh%  nt 

A  MSIORAMXH  St)ft  rnfm 
In  your  note  to  mo  ain* 

.  Octant,  you  say  *m  mtiH  ^  A(ml# 

Slve  tho  Kdifion  United  Phono#™*  ^  « 

.  „  Ponograph  Company  a  crodi*  *'*  S/  per  ttylln. 

der  ^  PAoJdnu,  and  you  me**  th£« 

*  th£0  pHoe  up  aa  jbUows^ 

a  1/2  odnte  for  papi«  hoard  b#xo*  ri~»  ,  , 

labor-  aod  h„  ,  '  *““»“•»  *>r  ' 

1  matroo  tod  Ur.  Bontolpb  to  oiabe 

**  1  **”  ‘"•'“‘“'I  Wit*  „o* 

«*  W  «w»  ,o  oo».  .  ft,m«  „rt.rfer  00 

Voufs  trmy, 

WtelWAHftW  To*.  Mijfllflt, 

Mik0  wil1  8how  *oa  *  -*&*  ****  my 

Bfly  that  any  tirti*  you  liW  1*L'W«»  W  «pi  ^  „**. 

ioaj  moPfioV.J  ••..  Plena  a  hear  thla  in  <taiW» 

You ra  r?ry  t«ay» 


Mloon  Unlt^  Phonograph  company, 

M  i  1  1  ®  Building, 

!)aar  Sira;- 

Will  u  *ir»  «>,.», ,h  to  let  „  **,»  „sti«„ 

«»»  «•«  with  «*■.  to  *.  otu.  otpitriuien- 

***  "*  ~  t”**™  »  »*  -W  •»  W  with  .  w,,„ 

stating  that  '  settlement  wan  desirod. 

Yours  vary  truly. 

Bfiison  United  Phonograph  fompany<, 

Mills  Bull  di  „  g  , 

New  yon  0  i  t  y, 

Dear  Sira:-  • 

.1  hand  you  herewith  a  letter  from  Prof,  ncrtdittjh  of 
Harvard  nodical  Bohool  In  regri  to  a  phonograph  for  prof,  Hermann, 
of  Konigaherg,  who  in  investigating  the  mechanism  of  sytooeh.  lb 
spears  that  you  have  had  some  lorreapbndence  with  Prof,,  Bovditch 
uP°n  thi3  subject.  Will  you  W  hind  enough  to  communicate  With 
him  again  ar.d  adviae  him  how  soon  you  consider  it  will  he  poaplbie 
for  Prof,  Hermann  to  obtain  an  iwttrumento 

Yonre  veiy  truly, 

Private  sectary. 


Prof.  H.  P,  Bowditoh, 

Physio  logical  Labor  tfory, 

Harvard  Medical  Schools  . 
Boston.  MASSo 

Aug.  sub,  la&i. 

Hear  sirs-  I 

Mr.  Edison  desirts  n*s  to  acknowledge  ropeipt  of  yotw  ' 
letter  17th  instant,  and  to  sey  that  he  regrot a  exceedingly  that 
the  Edison  United  .Phonograph  Cmpany  has  not  yet  famished  the 
phonograph  for  Prof.  Hermann.  Jt  is  a  matter,  however,  ovor  which 
Mr.  Ediaon  porBonally  haa  no  direct  control.  He  has  written  the  jt 

United  Company  to-day  asking  then  to  kjjidly  give  the  matter  their  f 

attention  and  he  trusts  they  will  do  so.  § 


Youro  veiy  truly, 

think  that  tko.r.i  being  sold  andnot  getting  usieic  from  original 

aylinaere,,  one  or  ti*o  of  the  Cwnpftniea  have  objected  very  eer- 

ioualy  to  it  and  if  it  is  really  unimportant  I  wald  like  to  have 

it  left  off  in  all  future  maote rt  that  mo  make.  pleaae  let  me 

Aug.  «4the  J.aei. 

gen,  C*  tf.  Bttmay,  l.fana««y 

international  Kieotri\&l  tf*hibUien, 

Victoria  bating  Wnfc,  #49  prurnrnohd.! 
M  o  J1  t  f  o  i  1  ,  ^uebGo 

Dear  Sir." 

Xn  reply  to  S-aur  latter-  -30th  instant,  X  beg  tu  eay 
^hAt  %  h*vo  collated  arrenge*ont  with  Ur.  ho*****  i»  ree^d  to 
th»  Inhibition  of  the  Phonograph  at  UantrOM.  By  tho  time  ypu 
Hopive  thin  latter  y<*  .in  Without  doubt  „#r«  *r.  x^bard 

and  darned  from  hi*  partly  *X*  *c  doidg.  Uho  n'fln  ^° 

W  to  hW«  charge  of  «htm»  t*M  *  «»  ^tcr 

than  aid  of  ssptenbaro  if  there  in  any  infernal*  that  yw  re- 
,utro  «M«h  you  have  not  received  frow  wr.  lombard  l  *m  b0  &** 
to  famish  it* 

youre  vfcty  tw^y. 

Private  secretary.. 


Manure.  Dyor  &  Joo3.y„ 

^  ■■  nil  Street, 

'lor  ‘:orb  City, 

Dear  Si?a:~ 

1  wt  "n  nereulsh  sailer  Poor  or  Ur„  Baieon»  «  a3\- 
davit  on  the  injunct: or.  p,o  seeding*  against  the  Pe.fl:ins  end  otter 
Conpanioo,  which  aeeo»,>anio  i  your*  letter  «*>  -gth  -iretwi  ad3.i-eo-.pu 
to  Mr.  Bdiaon  at  the  Lamp  Works.  Mr.  Miaor.  has  read  Lhio  proof 
and  In  -jcva  that  it  is  0.  K. 

Yours  vory  tnily  r 

Private  Soc’y. 

%  9, 

Attgraet  .  im* 

V3  t,  &  **&<&**  Ge^wmfSwinir  tMm 

SdS?<irf  fcat&Mt*  2jv>cm1  St«  tom  feft> 

I  b*bd  rO’tti»Wi$k  a  p****  *Ssth  ycfernmc^  w  ti» 
•^c**a?i  Past  Ofr^»  «0  Ogdear  «bioh  «iO  Oajtt  to  as  as*,  the  2CRU 

Ksft.  JC*  JWio6n  I  tndWtriAWl  htar  tA^C»ept>»«,  (Jbh 
*»  1*0  Og&n  IfcrtM,  in  flb»  naaoo* 

-wT  <W1  prttpoa-vl  aiSU**  It,  iMKstao  th*t  thi*  ;>apltor  ahich 
l  tK»4'  b**a  79  U  4NR3Xd  txj  s*rt  t»dt  to  tfto  oovortsumt  at  9hrtda^on> 
Vill  Ott  ISsaay  tbs  wttfr  attention* 

Toksu  wry  tnily  ^ 

/0/w^-ae.  /jLvt.1,- \.pJ  h'l*t 

/  ./  ./_  ./  "  v 


r/j  tC-st  /.,«£.  ,  ■/,•" 


•3.  8*  Baton,  Ssq*p  ^rW.  Xn. 

Mfconjtaildj^,  Bwadfltwoji, 

Naw  York  City. 

Gear  sij-2- 

of  tin  Sdi  R°f9'  laS  *  dead 

tin  Sdioon  Phonograph  Works  to  the  w* 

of  Woot  O^ngo^m  you  M  “  *  °f  **  *0,m,?!>ip 

ts  >  n+u  j  ou  plpano  aoto  Mr*  ir-rfr. 

,a.  t  ”  Hr‘  -'-Ao on 'o  rewark- upon  tn> 

let t®r  »hich  i  addraanad  u-  * 

30  3d  “°  hl!a  undbr.  date  (19th. Augus*,  .  IIo  fla, 
"Hour  Gbottt  ~W  *  10  a™  8 

Anchinclo S3  -mortgago? "  Hr.  «  , 

nost.gago  on  the  proparty  of  tho  Bdi  i  ^  ’  V'*”**-*'  h#ldB  a 
of  t*n-  thousand  doliarn .  ^  ^  ^  '~ 

tn  3  inan"  ^  “ffoot  our  right 

B*lke  a  deod  Of  Watchung  Avenue?* 

Yours  very  ,tru>e 

-*/***.  erfr, 

l-J  'M/.fr'fsT/  9 
QUiO  Jsr  4 

Aug.  27,  1891,. 

W.  K.  li,  LicksQn,  Esq., 

Edison  Laboratory, 

Orange,  H.  J* 

Dear  Slr:- 

Mr.  J«  I*  c«  Clarke,  Managing  Editor  of  TIE  MORNING 
JOURNAL,  has  referred  to  Mr,  3dison  your  letter  to  him  under  itete 
11th  instant,  ir»  Which  you  demand  a  royalty  for  the  use  by  the 
MORNING  JOURNAL  of  the  photograph  of  Mr,  Edison,  o>py  of  tfiich 
appeared  in  their  ioaue  of  two  or  three  weeks  ago.  Mr-,  Edison 
desires  me  to  direct  your  sttontion  to  the  fact  that  this  photo¬ 
graph  was  made  in  his  Laboratory,  with  tie  instruments,  and  by  one 
of  his  own  salaried  employees,  nanoly,  yourself,  and  that  you  liava 
no  more  right  to  olaim  copyright  upon  it  than  at*  other  member  of 
the  Laboratory  staff.  Mr.  Edison  desires  you  to  add*oss  a  aaa- 
nnmication  to  Mr,  Clarke  withdrawing  your  letter  under  dat*  mth 
instant  and  static  that  you  were  in  error  when  you  appliod  to 
for  the  remuneration  in  question*  At  the  oame  time  please  fur¬ 
nish  Mr.  Edison  with  a  copy  of  the  conmunication  tfiioh  ho  has  re¬ 
quested  you  to  write. 

Yours  very  truly. 

Private  Sec'y. 

J«  I.  0.  OlarJto,  Rg^., 
•The  Morni 

Ahg.  2?,  1291, 

ng  Journal,’ 

Now  YOr'x  Qity, 

Dear  Sir:- 

I  return  herewith  Mr.  Dickson's  lottor  to  you  under 
data  Uth  instant,  togothfr  with  a  copy  of  a  oormnipatiOn  which 
I  have  to-day  addressed  to  Mr.  Diokeon  and  which  explain*  itaolf. 
Mr.  Rdiaon  was  oxtrenwly  annoyod  whon  he  loamod  wtyit  Mr.  Dick? on 
had  dona.  Ho  gives  expression  to  hia  foolingp  in  regard  to  Ur. 
Diekaon's  demand  in  the  attached  cioraorandum  which  Jio  10ft  with  we 
to  forward  to  you. 

Yours  very  truly. 

Privato  Secretary. 

Aug.  27,  1891. 

Mr*  Bd“0n  haa  road  your  conmunicationa  in  m- 
Sa«  to  «.  .too,,  M  t  th**  tbot  f  «...  „  wp  M  w  ^ 
th«-  „  *  «mBs  orteinal  ,McJ,  t  „Moso 

*°r  '*  M  »••  “■»■"»=  >»«.  *****  all  Mo 

“  ”“’  “  S!”  -md  >“■»«..«,  cmmuai**  Co. 

01  '''  J‘  *  i1””  a  rerl'  KWS(  ™, 

dootroyod  by  bad  ««,,«  «  Ul..  Eaicm  „„  ^  ^ 

"W“S“'7  *°  “*  ~  ^  *»  ^  t  aiindo  i„to  p„p„ 

ohopo.  tot,  az  tbio  porlod  „  ba.o  „.t  W  ab,o  to  *,  * 

h»  to  do  any  fcrta*.  -  iB  aot,  b.  baa  pmticaUy  boob  mtaNI 
from  tho  world. 

>"  v 

Yours  wry  truly. 

JWgtUBt  2t,  1SD1. 

Maj6r  So  Bo  Eaton, 

Edison  Building,  Broad  Street, 

Now  York  City. 

Doar  Sir:- 

Bnolosed  ploaao  find  the  following  papers.4 

(a)  Draft  of  form  of  indenture,  Without  data*  Edison  Phonograph 
Toy  Manufacturing  Company  and  the  Edison,  Phonograph  Iterka, 
marked  on  tho  outBide  A  “Copy  of  Manufacturing  Contrast  re¬ 
ferred  to  in  Edison’ 8  proposition  to  Ed.  Phono.  Toy  ing.  Co*- 
The  foregoing  inscription  in  ink  followed  by  these  words  in  . 
pencil:  •'Proposed  Manufacturing  Contract." 

(b)  Draft  of  license  agreement  Edison  Phonograph  Toy  Mfg.  Co.  Sfcd 
Thomaa  Alva  Edison,  aatsd  let  day  »f  July,  18iB9,  marked  on 
the  hack,  in  ink,  "(A)oopy  of  Contract  for  Manufacture  re¬ 
ferred  to  in  .Edison’s  proposition  to  Edison  Phono.  Tty  Hfgfc 
Co*  *'  Also  marked  in  pencil  •License  Contract*  * 

(c)  License  agreement,  without  date,  Edison  Phono.  Toy  Hfg»  Co. 
and  Thomas  Alva  Edison?  no  marks  on  the  tack  of  this  contract 

Mojo*  So  Bo  Eato.ti.o 

August  2V,  1891. 

(d)  Original  letter  from  Ur,  w«.  Wo  Jacques  to  Ur.  Stevens,  dated 
August  Btfa,  1839. 

(0)  Copy  of  letter  dated  July  3.6th,  1880,  from  Winfield  g»  Hatch- 
inson  to  S.  B.  Eaton,  Esq. 

(f)  Copy  of  letter  dated  August  10th,  1880,-  from  Y/infiold  S. 
Hutchinson  to  s.  B.  Eaton,  Esq, 

(g)  Page  Ho.  2  of  a  communication  addressed  by  Ur.  Winfield  s» 
Hutchinson  to  Mr.  Bonj.  P.  Stove  ns,  Hotel  Windsor,  Rue  do 

(h)  Paper  in  ny  handwriting  endorsed  on  the  back  "Proposition 
made  by  T.  A.  Edison  (Through  Ur.  Tate )  to  Edison  Phono.  Toy 
Mfg,  Co. 

You  will  roeolleot  that  at  the  moating  in  Mr.  Inaull’a  office 
between  Mr.  Hutchinson,  Ur.  Maefcintosk ; and  Ur,  Madden,  representing 
the  Edison  Phonograph  Toy  Ufg,  Co.,  and- yourself ,  Mr.  Insull  and 
myself,  representing  Ur.  Edison,  reference  w*o  made  to  the  manu¬ 
facturing  contract  between  the  S.  P.  f.  u.  Co.  and  the  Edison  Phono 
Works,  and  Ur.  Hutchinson  stated  that  I  held  certain  papers  which 
had  been  given  to  me  by  Hr.  Beaj.  P.  stoVona ,  the  President  of  tte 
Toy  Company.  The  enclosed  are  the  papers  referred  to  by  Mr, 

They  were  handed  to  me  in  Paris  by  Ur.  Stevens,  fhe 
paper  in  ty  handwriting  is  the  basis  npon  which  tlie  negotiations 
with  the  Toy  Company  ware  carried  through*  Mr.  Hutchinson  seems 

Major  s.  s*  Eaton. 

&W*  Mi  0801* 

to  think  that  baeaahe  thi *  papor  oonfcain*  tha  following  a<mWno8; 
•Siwuitanaoiwiy  the  company  givod  Uizon  a  contract  mat  wit  tally 
ih  form  outaittod  granting  o#c*wiy*  right  to  neiwf**tia*  for 
aato  in  foreign  countries  ate,*  tvj&  the  agreement  for  mwwtectu^ 
which  oxocntsd  t^Ouid  &w  b^p  **actly  the  earns  a*  ti»  Dntt 
referred  to  in  this  memorandum.  1  told  ifr.  Eutchimon  whan  ho 
wha  aohaitting  thiapapor  (nv  rscolieption  ia  that  Ur,  ^quea  ^ 
With  him)  that  l  was  net  prepaid  at  that  tin*  to  nettle  thd  ter** 
of  a  manufacturing  contract,  for  the  rondo*  that  hid  Company  had 
not  at  that  tie*  aoaontodc  tp  the  conation*  of  thia  marnowndnm 
with  racpoct  to  the  istnio  of  OS?tai«  tfodt  to  Mr,  B<Liaon  ate.  In 
ahon,  thia  wan  ai^ay  a  haehr  of  and  ail  fetaii*  wen* 

deferred  for  fhtnj*  adjustment. 

I  anisnit  thww  p*>  era  to  you  for  *ho beacon  that  i  think  thia 
mattar  win  oOc«J  op  again  **ry  shorty,  and  when  it  ddes  you. wilt, 
want  to  ha  posted  <ta  the  situation,  tt  is  ur,  Hutchin*On*3  in¬ 
tention  to  demand  dome  sweeping  changes  in  the  jaanttfUeturij* 
rtant,  and  h»  is  going  to  uaa  thi*  pape* in  Justification  of  hie 

Pie 030  acknowledge  receipt,  and  cbliga  ' 

Yen  re  wry  truly, 

Private  secretory, 

AUfiWt  Stf» 

Edison  United  Phonograph  OOnp^hy, 

Edison  Building*  Smd  3? Mat, 
HOB  Xovh  City  ♦ 

Oder  ?iw^~ 

Please  Plate  art  ordrtr  On.  the  Edison  Phonograph  Wdrks 
for  the  So  noalnnl  nooords  ediieh  *or«c-  *nt  with  your  ofcip&siit  to 
Central  Aaetrlea.  pax  Trill  rttpoUeefc  that  your  »*.  Horton  gave 
me  h  verbal  order  for  thooo,  bat  ?w&lne  n  Ptdttdn  order,  so 
tint  we  «m  obtain  from  tbo  Edison  Phonograph  fyrfke  acquisition 
apo«  tin  j*bomt«r*  find  that  *iWa«  w»  feo«a  a  owebi  01**- 
on  tha  rueof-dh,  fpir  whibh  no  Bill  onto  yod  aeCdit  mao* 
random  as  noon  as  the  PbtaogCph  VqtM  for****  ns  the  Jon* 

'sfoura  v*ry*roiy. 

August  skt  &QX* 

Lcuio  Olaas,  Boq.,  District  Uonogisr, 

Bdison  General  Bloc trie  Company „ 

#112  Buoh  St*,  San  Francisco,  Cal. 

My  door  Glass 

I  have  roocivqd  your  letter  of  lHh  instant, 
anolosinc  a  caononication  addressed  to  Ur.  Edison  by  Mr*  AarOn 
O',  Sponsor  in  regard  to  pldtimaa.  Ur*  Edison  has  boon  away  freta 
tl»  Laboratory  for  the  last  month  or  two,  but  I  think  he  sill  bo 
at  homo  to-momnr,  ifaen  I  will  submit  this  sample  to  him,  Obtain 
A  reply  and  forward  it  to  you  immediately . 

I  do  not  thittk  Mr.  Edison  is  going  to  California  this 
fail,  although  the  trip  has  boon  oantioned.  Mr.  Xnsull  laavas  in 
abotfc  a  week  for  the  Pacific  Coast  and  X  suppose  sill  turn  up  in 
5pn  Franc i a co  in  the  course  of  two  or  three  nooks. 

I  wish  you  would  remember  as.  very  kindly  to  Major  Pittnk  Mo 
laughlin  then  next  you  ooa  him.  With  kindest  regards  to  yoWaolf 

H»  C»  Wore,  Bb:h«» 

Bflison  Phonograph  fforko, 
Owwgs,  N.  J, 

Augo  SSj,  2aoie 

i  oat  to  tw  ,»««  am  rm  w„ 

***  *Wth  ‘toriMn  »“»W  C«.  *o«  cut,  fhmo. 

**  *”  «**  *  «  «0Mm4  MMma, 
H.»  «...  ihi.  proaa.  M  ^ 

"** ttet  th  ,,iwh  to- .  -  - »« .» «»« 

V*“  »*n«  „  m  mtJUM  „  mu 

«»»  «*|  M  »  ««ain  or  p„cceas  ^  thtao 

“*  *«*«'*■  «  *  «,*».  t^o^, 

Toixm  vdrr  twijr. 

Auso  iiSA  3ft9:u 

He  Co  WtWVo  2giJeB 

Bdigon  Fhoft0g«#h  y©***, 

OMangfc,  ».  J. 

Deov  Sirt- 

You  ***  oeder  ivow  tJ#  Uttfth  rjjonoe 

CO.  fop  the.  Ohipwnfc.  <*  ie  ft* no&aptx  m&  certain  aappjiea  to 
Ottn«ttg  Canatja.  »*4* *>hon0£»pha  and  applies  aw  to  £a*n  part; 
of  an  exhibit  in  tfa*  City  of  Canady  rtteh  ope*#  a 

f*>m  Monday  iWXt*  *  hw*  $hi»  exhibit  in  eterge  «nd  m  sand 
wmtflp  «ii*»  f*o»tae  i**e«tt«y  to  o^nico  and  .«,*  it.  a« 
onrtim  i  *i*b,  ***  tf  Wtt  M  ^  thlfl 

W  4wWaiWo  ^twtihn,.  «.  that  it  atn  go  ffcmw?.  *«h  the  teat* 
Yoorn  VW  trujy , 


P«  St.  P&age  wdiriafo  c*j  -ci  tv  Hoe  Tank  office  tfjer,  it  gops  for- 

sttowea  »«*.,  2nd 

Sdi«Oh  Joa'l,  Jl«ftTic  Oo„ 

?w  Vtofc  City. 

&»«**  Siei- 

I  %fttm  try  feport  to  yo0  that  th(9  loop*  art  ati** 
l**.  Ellson  i*.  tattle  au  Mo  tio*  up,,,  i„Hnc  „  «*. 
*r«M.  mi  hofoa  torn  to  fird  m  ooootlr  Hum  it  lo.  t  ho« 
*****  *  *"»  »»*  *««,  *l»U  Ih«cto  moninc  „  «, 

*"**  *  ““a-  ^  *  ■*»  »« «>»»  »  u»  **  „*>«*, 

66o&  u**ar*  to  norfr-opon. 

'tviit*  very  fcruiy.* 

Miss  Kat*  Field, 

Jtong  Bdoeh  Hotel 

My  dear  Elina  Field, - 

Your  letter*  of  25th  instant  ie  received* 
1  have  hunted  hjfeh  and  low  for  a  doll  oui table  for  your 
prurpoae  and  cannot  jfcnd  a  o  ingle  nes  chan  ion  that  would  answer. 
The  Phonograph  Work*'!  have  usod  th*  original  tools  for  other 
purpoeee^  and  I  c*rfhot  therefore  dnplioate  the  doll,  t  will 
tty |  however,  and  ip t  One  in  Hear  York,  os  there  are  several  in 

Yotfra  very  truly, 

3  CM||W#  IT  |taui 4tv**4nvt§  <M*ll»»iJ|" 

£*ivao*.  ^cvtxA«^  £'&ctnxal'  ('&*  n^tA.  |W  lliwfo 

&*«M**«.f  <JU*4  He*u  Jfe****|  °* G»e£**£~j  - 

U>«^|  4&>3k  -  U  p.'UACMfecf  t**e  ^  ^  ^ 

if*  |^i*r<*j^^  — ^ 

v  U  ,  v  •  .  ',  o.  ^ 

3ki-4i<*J  3«>  ip(U*e-a  £**»**  «****« 

Hi^  — 


(LCe.e^i  /; 

August  31,  1803, f 

W»  s.  Percy,  Eso.,  Treasurer, 

N.  J,  &  Penn's.  Concentrating  Vforits, 
lew  York  City. 

Dear  Sir:- 

I  »•«  to  .aviso  too  that  Ur.  Edison  too  purehaaod 
fo®»  Hr.  H.  u.  I, Ivor  stare,  of  „o.t  w  th„  „„ 

Jersey  and  PTOMylvmi,  cooccWMins  repreo8ntea  ln 

Certifieataa  Ho.  -M,  „  „a  M,  ,Moh  can  for  ten 

“*  fl”  oh"*»'  teepeetively,  tJ,aaac  Wn  ^ 
tor,  «h>  tor™.  Of  twrt,  n  yoor  book.,  bo  that  the  fim  tins 
Hr.  Liver  is  i»  „  ,oo  tan  have  hi.  eiyn  t.haaa  for™,. 

Hr.  Livor  ta.  axototaa  .  tnmfar  of  thfc,  stock.  b„t  fomuity 
reqnires  ttat  the  boot,  of  *a  company  aha U  bo  vmi. 

3  Yourc  ver;.  truly, 

Private  Secretary. 


August  31,  1891. 

Edison  Buildii^,  Broad  St., 

In  regard  to  supplying  aerviee  wire  to  Mr.  Burke's 
now  house  in  Llewellyn  Park  for  the  operation  of  a  motor,  about 
which  District  Manager  Shain  wrote  to  the  Laboratory  some  little 
time  ago,  I  beg  to  inform  you  that  the  natter  has  been  brought 
before  Hr.  Edison,  and  he  says  that  it  ia  impracticable  for  him  to 
supply  the  service  wire  in  question,  for  the  reason  that  we  cannot 
spare  any  mow  current  from  the  Laboratory,  being  overloaded  now. 

Ycrura  very  truly, 


Phonograph  y^. 

1  wtnm  herewith 

Mr.  Sdison,  for  f^DSs.w.  for  troiw 
of  Ttfaioh  have  boon  dipped  to  th»  2d* 
MrW  SdiaO*  desires  yon  »  MU  *** 
S«»Ph  Company  the  six  chines  ahi«h  s 
The  othor  flix  maahinw  he  wishes  m  * 
Paofcae  carefully  ana  Sflnt  to  th9 
against  Hr.  Edison, 

N.  A.  Jaminga,  Esq;,, 

Aaguat  31,  1891, 

Z  t  tte °f  M~ -  ~  *  -  i.boratOT 
only  a  few  days  gg0.  y 

«r.  Ml.*  „aa  TO  rtth  meh  .inteTOrt  ^ 

“  n,,ly  -  *f»  —  —  *i-  *•  „„oct 

o  »,i™ePapha  ara,  *,  _mi  _eti  Ite  ^  ^ 

ZZ  tam”r’ 60  ’raeti“b1*'  on8“o“  °r 

r  *  ’t0mm  “a  «  «"»»  in  a  a.™*,.,**  ia 

in  «*,  ,o  tak.  .  oaBplata  MaW  ^  ^  ^ 
simply  a  thin  band  of  fi  im. 

A'doeoriptLion  *  „P.  KItmrMsm,  (tha 

^  **"  »»*«»»  to  *ioh  you  „rar)i  „ittan 

by  Paraon.  1**,*  appaawa  to  ^  ^ 

»nt.n  „-o.  A  tecrtption  „  tha  ^  M  aao  poMiahMio 
all  tie  prominent  newspapers,  j 

Yours  vary  truly,, 

B.  Strom,  Saq,, 

6/q  Sdioon  Gm’l,  Elootrio  Company, 

Sew  York  city. 

Dear*  Sir:- 

Xmr  latlw  «■  a'“h  «>“»  **■*,  *  a.  nw, 

0«.  Millie  vote*,,  to  tomato!  te  tit  al>am„ 

"  te*  *°  ’**“«*  »  ‘to  toborato*,  ■.  ai*  day.  w, 

to  toply  to  to  KB*,,  M  inftoutotto  „ 

Rbtotod  to  diapoto  of  to,  to  tom*  -W 

rie«.  ton  far  tto  tohtoa  ton  bom  tontoetowa  to  to  to 

to.  only  ana  no»  to™  ton  MMta  ontHdn  »«*»..  button 

""  rtM  to.t  totod  «  to  to*,TO  yon  tfeft  *  ootofyto,  -Of  y«to 
m»d  Wanstrom  to  an-  to  oltfli,  pronto  tola,  to  ton  wind 
supeesa  folly  in  «hi»  »onti-y  „na  *ia,  i,  in  Stolon 

in  todan.  to  toatw»toH|lna  ao®i,  in  t.  a  *»d  to,  so!  u  j, 

i*»ap.  femap,  It  tonia  to  afplipaM^  to  tto  ton,  to  toton'  to. 
fairs*  to  in  y*»r  latter  ttido4>  ^3^ 

t^crs  tw»%. 

.Private  See^t^ry* 

3epfc>  1,  1S9I. 

P*  Cardow#  Esq., 

Brunswick,  Working, 

Dear  Sir:- 

Upon  my  ra turn  to  the  laboratory  a  ftjipr  days  ago  after 
a  prolonged  absence  1  'find  yoUr  letter  under  datm  list  at  June. 

I  note  what  yon  any  $n  »gard  to  your  voltmeter  ^eing  nanufaeturad 
by  Meaara#  Queen  &  Co.  withe#  any  aokno&fedgemeift ,  and  that  they 
aldSffl  A  similar  instrument  waa  Oxhlbltedby  myself  at  the  Paris 

Exposition  of  1881. 

I  suppose  that  Queen  A  Co*  refer  to-  tube  with  bulb  on 

end  exhausted  and  in  whieh  was  a  lone  th^i  platiaite  itfidnm  wire, 
***  served  to  rotate  a  piloted  lever  v&h  ^ieifc  there  was  a  mir¬ 
ror*  Uhls  was  ahben  at  Panda,  in  the  JteOfcd,  but  it  war 

arranged  for  elaotrto  light! ns  wort#  ijbi  driest  thaw  aVe 
ttsantial  points  of  differ  mice  in  yimr  iaikiui}«fc,!in4  in  y>m 
pftt«xSi  Tfcich  would  enable  you  to  prevent  a  Sssbst  .Qhten  fi  Coi,  from 
ntttittfSjibtpriug  your  ®paratua. 

vowp  -tymp,  ... 

1 „  .wjf*  &»  £*-  vt»  i»- 

<3 !)  py. 

City,  J.  toe».t  mh>  18M_ 

A.  0,  Tate.,  Kcq,, 

Caro  Kdison  laboratory. 

My  dear  Sir 

t  have  your  favor  of  th.  18tll  lnst.nt,  ,„olo,tI1|J 

- •*  >  ^‘Uiutung 

•  oiroular  or  eopy  of  .  cirmlar  th4t  j... t.  ^ 

»«r  phonograph  eoTOi„  ,n  rag.rd  to  th.  dnP11o.„„g„., 

““  ““  *■—  -  >*  ar»ngo«.,o 

b","n  *•  .in  regard  to  th.  topli. 

oating  buolnesa,  or  .ha,  th,  Kdieon.  Phonograph  ^  „  not 

tr°’  th°  Same°  1  n0t°  What  you  Bay  about  the  desire  of  Mr,  KWA-n 

»,  ftirnleh  these  the  eompaniee  ,t  a  l„  prte. 

-e  -  to  enable  the.  more.,,  r.„„„,  from  the  . 

Hiokel-in-the  Slot  machines. 

X  hftvo  to  th&ftk  you  foi*  th#  ««  A. 

y  xor  the  lint  of  the  musio  whioh  you  are. 

prepared  to  supply  at  the  present  time. 

•  1  ““  th«  *“>«"  Phonograph  .onk.  are  prepared 

to  hupply  fitmll  .bight,  upon  oar  order  to  th.  Leal  ..^ie.  „ 
way  m.ha  PdtMfatiioH  bn  ua  for  them.  ,  «u  notify  , he  meat 

* 1  r?*- -  — .. 

m  (  We  Hii  te  prepared  to  .supply  them  aV'sped- 


ial  Extras'' at  a  price  to  be  quoted  by  U8, 
orders  for  the  same. 

Thankibfl  you  for  the  information  given  me 
Yours  very  truly, 

(Signed)  THOS.  1 

will  receive  their 

'»  I  remain. 


W*  S'*  Mallory,  Esq, 

Sept*  4,  1891i 

No*  7  West  Randolph  Str?«t.< 

Chicago,  Ills* 

Dear  Sir:- 

I  have  tout  letter  of  1st  instant  in  regard  to 
contract.  If  I  understand  the  contract  wrreqtly,  in  the 
event  of  your  Slipping  no  or*e  you  pay  no  royalty,  whether  you 
continue  the  business  or  abandon  it*.  It  would  therefore  scan 
unnecessary  to  insert  an  additional  clausa. 

The  $3500  note  was  mailed  to  Mr.,  lira  Miller  several  idaya  -ago. 

Yours  very  truly, 

SeptS.  4,  i893,» 

Philip  Si.  Dyer,  Esq., 

Rug  ‘0  s  y  4  S^, 

ANTWERP,  Belgium, 

Dear  31r:» 

I  enclose  herev/ith  credit  memorandum  for  $1,QQ{&00 
i».  favor  of  Messrs*  Lalande  and  Chaperon,  for  amount  of  minimum 
royalty  as  provided  for  in  contract  between  the  gentlemen  named 
and  Mr.  Edison  under  date  24th  day  of  August,  1889,  $2,000  per 
year,  payable  half-yearly  in  advance.  Please  be  kind  enough  to 
remit  one  thousand  dollars  to  Messrs*  lalande  and  Chaperon,  in 
accordance  with  the  enOloe ed  credit  memorandum,  and  charge  the 
same  to  Mr*  Edison's  account* 

Yours  very' 

Private  Secretary-.. 

Sept.  4,  1891, 

To  the  Duke  of  Marlborough, 

Blenheim  Palace,  Woodstock, 


My  dear  Sir,- 

Upon  my  return  to  the  laboratory  a  few.  days  ago 
after  a  prolonged  absence  I  found  your  latter  of  27th  of  June. 

I  will  send  to  you  by  an  early  steamer  a  dozen  duplicates 
of  phonograph  cylinders,  vocal  and  instrumental,  which  we  are 
making  by  a  new  process.  These  will'  be  packed  vary,  carefully 
and  I  hope  that  they  will  reach  you  in  good  condition. 

I  am  sorry  that  your  Electr io  Lighting  Company  adopted  the 
alternating  currents  I  have  Just  got  out  a  200  volt  lamp,  so 
that  an  area  of  sixteen  square  miles  is  possible  with  our  system. 
There  aw  plenty  of  places  in  the  baok  streets  of  London  for 
cent ml  stations.  The  great  trouble  is  that  your  electricians 
are  not  business  men  and  you r  business  men  are  not  electr ioians. 
The  combination  results  in  the  ultimate  ruin  of  the  pioneer  in¬ 

Youra  very  truly, 

9K  3391 

3*  I».  Onrner,  Eaq. , 

Warren  Grain  Hotel, 

Wayrentown,  V». 

Dear  9ir:- 

Your  letter  of  27th  ultimo,  in.  regard  to  certain  experi¬ 
ment#  conducted  by  you  with,  the  phonograph  and  graphophone  in  an 
investigation  at  the  language  of  the  monkey,  wad  received  in  dne 
obiarae  of  mail,  hut  has  remained  unanswered  owing  to  the  abaenoe 
of  Mr.  Edison,  who  returned  to  the  Laboratory  oply  a  fair  days  ago. 
l£c.  3d  is  on  was  nwch  interested  in  the  account  of  these  investi¬ 
gations  that  appeared  in  the  newspapers*  and  open  readily  your 
eonwwication  he  remarked  that  it  was  a  matter  of  wonder  to  him 
how  you  were  able  to  obtain  any  results  at  all  from  your  expari- 
ujente,  Considering  the  phflnogmphs  and  gmpfaophpras  available  for 
youy  Jar  pose# 

regard  to  furnishing  yon  with  phonographic  supplies  for 
uae  in  oonnection  with  the  experinanta  ifcioh  you  propose  cbndupt- 
lng  in  Africa,  Mr.  Edison  would  be  very  pleased  4b  da  what  h# 
could  in  the  w#  of  equipping  you,  with  tte  bdai  $ 
your  work,  m»  it  wOd ,  be  neoes^ySttt*  fik  W  fflfc 

wn»»  ih»  'matter  with  the  Edison  United 

RW  L.  (lamer,  5*$.  -2-  Soft,  3, 

B«ildit$,  Broad  jst*,  New  yprk  City,  without  those  perteiea&m  Mr« 
Edison  ooUld  <te  .nothing  in  ibo  premia**,  as  that  Corapariy  WBtKt&i 
the  phonogmph  pirtside  Of  tho  United  Staters  *»d  Clnada.  3ta»  Edi¬ 
son  ia  preoluds^  by  his  contrast*  from  supplying  p^enft^jjhj^  Sftpw 
p2iaa  to  £hy  one  without  the  consent  of  the  Oorapany  controlling 
tie  territory  in  which  the  supplies  are  to  he  used,  and  m  inurn¬ 
ment  for  use  in  Africa  oouja  only  he  obtained  from,  th?  company 
mentioned.  Mb.  Edison  ba$  nothing  Whatever  to  do  with  the  oom- 
irmroial  side  of  the  phonograph  basines*. 

Providing  you  succeed  in  obtaining  the  parjuiasjon  of  the 
Edison  United  Phonograph  Company,  Ur.  Edison  thinks  that  he  wi» 
be  able  to  at  you  out  with  come  goad  ffcauxatuS.  by  the  time  you 
are  ready  to  go  abroad.  He  oan  provide  you  with  a  phonograph 
tint  will  be  twenty  time*  more  sensitive  apd  ascumt*  than  any 
yet  made,  and  moreover  with  the  machine  ffaieh  Mr.  EdU?on  has  in 
mind  it  will  be  possible  to  take  a  fifteen  minutes  continuous 

Hhen  you  have  settled  the  matter  afith  the  Edison  United 
Phonograph  Co.  Mr.  B*ison  will  he  glad  to  hear  from  you  a^ih  on 
the  eubjeot. 

yours  very  truly » 

Private  Secretary. 


SepU  5th,  1891. 

10  WHO  u  itp  hay  C  0HCE.rH  : 

This  ia  to  certify  that  the  bearer,  ALFRED  JOHW  LUDECKE, 
vfaa  employed  in  my  Laboratory  about  two  yearg  (1888-1889 ),  during- 
all  of  which  period  ha  perfoiwd  the  daties  aasignad  to  him  in  a 
satisfactory  manner.  He  left  ray  service  of  hie  own  accord,  and 
I  cheerfully  recommend  him  to  my  one  in  nead  of  such  assistance 
as  he  is  capable  of  rendering. 

Sop t  o  8th,  j  HOI 

'll .  H.  Miller,  Rsq., 

Windsor  Hotel, 

Montreal,  CANADA , 

Dear  Sir:- 

Ih  reply  to  your  letter,  Srd  instant,  X  instructed  the 
Laboratory  to  former .1  you  a  check  for  ($100.)  one  hundred  dollars 
In  regard  to  hotel  accomodation,  the  rate  of  §8.30  per  day  is  u« 
low  as  can  bo  had  in  Montreal.  Please  keep  me  advised  as  to 
the  receipts  of  the  Nickel  Slot  machines.  You  understand  that  you 
are  in  aharge  of 'This  exhibition  and  you  should  check  the  amoupts 
collected  by  these  machines  whenever  the  cash  boxes  are  opened. 

You  understand  what  my  arrangement  is  in  regard  to  thie  revenue  and 
therefore  you  will  appreciate  the  importance  of  keeping  your  eye 
on  it  and  of  knowing  exactly  what  amounts  are  collected. 

Please  let  me  know  how  a.verthing  progresses  . 

Yours  truly, 

Private  Secretary, 

K  a  n  ti  e  11 

Sept.  8.,  1891, 

y  ' 

I  Am  yow  .U’ttar  of  5ih  instant,  en-  ' 
loeirg  a  lias  of  appamtua  neaded  by  -<ho  laboratory  .to  complete 
model  exhibit  plant  in  the  Trenton  3?»*der  i  T/i.U  aca  that 

a  order  from  the  leg**  hep U.  of  the  Edison  Gen’!,  Eitett,  Co,  is 

Mb  iiisnedj.ately  to  cci 

Sept.  8,  i&pi. 

001 «  George  S*  Gou^aud, 

Edison  Hows  a,  Northumberland  A  venue, 
London,  \7«  C«,  England. 

Dear  Sir!* 

Your  letter  of  13th  ultimo  was  received  with  enclosures. 
I  regret  that  you  and  Hr,  Kardingham  assigned  these  patents  without 
first  getting  my  consent,  and  really  do  not  think  that  you  had  any 
right  to  do  so. 

I  note  that  you  retain  ths  rights  for  dolls -etc,  in  yourselvsse 
and  I  shall  soon  send  you  a  form  of  assignment  transferring  them  to 


Please  do  not  assign  or  allow  to  be  assigned  any  other  patents 
<jr  inventions  of  mine  without  first  getting  my  written  consent. 

Kindly  acknowledge  receipt  of  this  letter,  so  that  I  may  know 
yott  received  itp  and  oblige 

Very  truly  yours. 

Kokstaft,  East  Griqualand, 

Your  let  tor  of  28th  of  July,  in  regard  to  mioa,  was 
resolved  in  due  course  of  mail,  and  the  same  has  been  p®*used  by 
Mr.  Edison,  The  latter  has  also  examined  the  sample  of  mica  v&lch 
you  kimiy  sent,  and  he  says  that  it  is  of  no  value  for  electrical 
purpcaes.  in  the  State  of  New  Jersey  alone  there  are  over  SO'O 
mines  containing  mioa  of  the  same  quality  as  tic  sample  submitted 
by  you,  from  which  large  quantities  of  the  material  can  be  ob¬ 
tained  -  from  two  to  ten  tons  per  day.  Mica  for  use  in  the 
electrical  business  must  coma  in  perfectly  flat  sheets,  frefj  from 
rinkles  or  breaks;  size  from  3  pc  3  to  8  x  8.  The  price  vsfriea 
according  to  the  size.  Sheets  3x3,  perfectly  flat,  without  j*ry 
rinkles,  colored  or  uncolored,  sell  fotf  50  cents  a  pound;  sheets 
6x6  brirg  $1,50  per  pound.  There  are  enormous  deposit ii  of  rriioa 
over  the  border  in  Canada.  There  is  one  mine  there  wh e/re  thou-  '  ' 
sands  of  tone  of  mica  ore  in  sight.  There  are  also  numerous  de¬ 
posits  of  the  mineral  in  the  United  States,  and  the  market  at  the 


Sapti  9,  1891* 

mt  time  is  soirewhat  glutted*. 

Thanking  you  for  your  letter 

I  an,  youre  very  truly* 

Private  Secretary; 

Sept.  Oth,  1801. 

Oen'l.  0.  H.  Barney, 

Windsor  Hotel, 

Montreal,  CANADA. 

Dear  Sir!- 

I  have  your  letter  of  Slat  ultimo  in  regard  to  an  ex¬ 
hibition  of  the  phonograph  which  ia  being  given  on  the  atreetB  of 
Montreal.  You  omitted  to  enclose  a  copy  of  the  hand  bill  which 
ia  being  distributed.  I  wish  you  would  very  kindly  supply  the 
omission  so  that  I  can  take  the  matter  up  with  Mr.  Bombard.  It  is 
a  great  pity  that  these  mountebank  exhibitions  should  be  permitted. 
I  have  taken  the.  liberty  of  sending  your  letter  under  repiy  to  Mr. 
Lombard  and  I  have  told  him  that  I  will  communicate  with  him  fur¬ 
ther  as  soon  a3  I  receive  the  hand  bill  in  question. 

Please  accent  my  thanks  for'having  called  my  attention  to  the 
matter,  and  believe  mo  to  be 

Yours  .very  truly. 

Private  Secretary. 

:  : 

Dear  Sir:- 

Your  letter  of  7th  instant  is  at  hand.  The  matter  of 
the  deed  of  Wat  chung  Ave.,  to  the  Township  of  West  Orange  is  re¬ 
ceiving  .attention,  and  we  hope  to  have  the  deed  ready  for  exe¬ 
cution  in  the  course  of  a  day  or  so. 

Sept.  9,  1891. 


Edison  Building,  Broad  Strait 

Hot  York  City 

Doar  Sir;- 

I  aio  lose  herewith  copy  of  a  latter  received  from  Hr. 
Rufus  Mead,  of  Orange,  in  regard  to  the  deed  of  Wat chung  Avenue 
to  the  Township  of  West  Orange.  Will,  you  kindly  infonn  me  when 
I  may  expect  to  receive  from  you  this  document,  and  much  oblige 

Yours  vary  truly, 

Private  Secretary. 


Mr.  Tate, 

Dear  Sir:- 

Orange,  N.  J.  September  7th,  1S91 

Wilt  you  please  infoim  me  what  action 
has  been  taken  by  the  Ediaon  Company  in  reference  to  the  deed  of 
Watehung  Avenue  to  the  Township  of  West  Omnga. 

About  six  weeks  ago  a  young  tan  called  on  me,  saying  he  was 
attorney  or  agent  for  the  Company  and  after  telliig  him  vhat  the 
other  property  hwners  had  done,  and  vhat  they  wished  the’  Edison 
Company  to  do,  lie  told  me  he  would  let  ms  .know  in  a  few  days,  but 
1  iiave  ROfc  heard  yet,  and  the  property  owners  who  have  signed  a 
deed  are  haras sirg  me  to  get  the  one  from  the  Edison  Company. 

Please  let  me  know  soon  what  they  have  done,  or  what  will  be  much 
more  satisfactory,  send  the  deed  to  me. 

Yours  truly, 

(Signed)  RUEUS  MEAD. 

Major  S'.  B>  Eaton, 

Sopt.  10,  1891. 

Edison  Buildiig,  Broad  at., 

New  York  City. 

Dear  Sir:- 

t  have  received  your  letter  Of  9«h  instant,  enclosing 
throe  Proofs  of  Claim  gainst  the  assigned  estate  of  Jesae  » 
Jiippinoott,  as  state*. 

In  regard  to  Pwtef  of  01dm,  for  damages  to  ajcrue  under  the 
c^ontvaet  of  August  let,  1886,  trhiOh  you,  W  fixed  at  $82,500,  tte 
amount  tthdbh  was  td  have  been  paid  8*  f*r  experimental  purposes, 
Isn't  this  Horth  Am,  Phonograph  Co.?  I. did  not  know  it  was  per¬ 
sona  1.  Also,  does  hot  filing  these  claims  put  «  Idw  on  the  note 
and  in  that  way  cloud  its  sale?  If  third  is  no  prospect  of  get¬ 
ting  anythin,  riiy  cloud  claina,  especially  if  the  N.  A'.  p. 
flp.  is  liable  tqr  the  ejcjeriirental'  bill* 

Xoui^  v?rt  truly. 

P«  S.  J  have  not  evented  the  Proafe  at  Claim,  and  before  dain& 
V  vcyjd  34  kp  fo  hear  from  yox  on  the  above  points.  - 

Sept’,  10th,  1891, 

J*  I.  C»  Clarko,  Buq,, 


N'i v  York  City* 

My  dear  sir,- 

5.5r«  Edison  has  road  your  letter  of  4th  iaatwit  in 
regard  to  a  man  named  Ohas,  G.  Loeber,  who  yon  say  haE  son* 
on  the  subject  of  aerial  transportations  and  in  reply  he  has  aslcs-d 
me  to  acquaint  you  with  the-  f&at  that  ire  liava  at  the  /.i 
shot  gun  for  the  especial  benefit  of  aerial  navigation  ersttfca. 

The  young  man  to  whom  the  manipulation  of  this  gun  is  entrusted 
haa  a  great  objection  to  inventive  cranks  in  general,  but  if  thhre 
is  one  to  whom  ho  has.  an  antipathy  greeter  than  nnotfcar,  it.  is  'the 
crank  of  cranks*  who  ip  order  to  explain  son»  Mthsrto  unknown 
phase  in  his  specialty,  coins  a  new  word  ana  springs  it  upon  -fin 
unsuspecting  public,  A  crank  of  this  latter  description  wouldn’t 
be  safe  within  gun  shot  of  tie  Laboratory,  i  think,  thewsY/ore, 
tls*  under  thes«  circumstances  our  fri and  Lcebsr  had  better'  keep 
away  from  here. 

Private  ■  Sedratasy* 

Yovrs  \>s:<y ,  truly, 

Sept™  10,  1391* 

Alex.  Elliott,  Jr.,  Esq., 

Paterson,  ITw  j  . 

Mr.  Edison  has  read  your  letter  of  5th  instant. 

With  reference  to  the  mm  with  whom  Moller  says  he  is  in 
pommini,catipn  regarding  his  property,  this  man  is  not  acting  i'n 
Mr.  Edison'  a  interest,  dni  he  knows  nothing  of  him.  Mr.  Edison 
eay-s  that  the  figure  Which  Moller  asks  for  his  property  -  $10,000 
ia  0.  K.,  ^pJovidirg;  ti6  ore  is  there*  A  six  months  option  on  this 
•property  will  da. 

Mr.  Edison  notes  w^at  you  say  with  tOlafeion  to  the  Bryant 
mine,  and  he  say  a  that  the  time  is  too  short'. 

Ih  regain  to  the  Dipkosrsoh  mine*  Ltr»  Edison,  does  not  think 
that  we  oouty  do  anything  with  this,  property. 

Mr.  Edison  ia  not  invest**  H  **  ***  ^winter* 

referred  to  in  yd  Ur  letter  of  1st  instant. 

Yours  truly#  _ 

■  '•  ** 

Alexander  Elliott,  Jr.,  Esq,, 

Sept,  1*1,  1891, 

Paterson,  New  Jersey, 

Dear  Slrs- 

Mr.  Edison  lias  read  your  letter  of  8th  instant  ead 
notes  what  you  say  in  regard  to  the  Sussex  County  Iron  Company, 

With  ralation  to  the  Split  Rook  Mine,  Mr,  Edison  says  that 
you  can  go  ahead  and  take  the  lease  on  this  property* 

Yours  truly, 

Sept,  14th,  1891, 

Charles  D.  Shain,  Esq.,  Bistrict  Manager, 

Edison  0  e  n  '  1.  Electric  Co,, 

Edison  Bailing,  Broad  St.,  Now  York  Oifey, 

Bear  sirs- 

This  letter  will  be  handed  to  you  by  Mr.  J.  p„  ffrixYi 
who  is  desirous  of  obtaining  a  position,  if  possible,  with  the 
Edison  General  Electric  Company,  Mr.  Griffin  worked  for  a.  short 
time  in  my  laboratory,  in  the  Chemical  Departed,  and  while  the* 
he  performed  the  work  entrusted  to  hir,  to  my  satisfaction  Mr. 
Srimn  informs  me  that  ho  hai  kept  himself  familiar  with  elec¬ 
trical  affairs,  and  he  is  of  the  opinion  that  if  given  an  oppor- 
tunity  in  some  oik  of  the  departments  of  your  Company  he  could 
make  himself  useful.  I  command  him  to  your  consideration.  '  ■ 

Yours  very  truly, 


{XiAjOSQ.  tdvoCTi 

Geo.  Para  oils  Lnthrop,  S3q.„ 

No1,  29  West  Washington  Square, 

New  York  city. 

Sept*  14,  1891!, 

Dear  sir:- 

I  beg  to.-icufim  thr-.  j' 
this  .morning  in  reply  tb  year  latter  n 

,**  y.  >r r* 

"Mr.  Edison  is  1m  Orange  an.; 

until .Wednesday*  A«  0.  Tnt. 

/fill  i&  here 

Yours  tr 


Private  Secretary, 


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Sept.  16th,  1891. 

Stinson,  Ksq.,  Secretary, 

City,  IOWA. 

Mr.  Kdiaon  has  asked  me  to  reply  to  your  letter  to  him 
of  3rd  instant,  with  relating  to  trouble  experienced  by  you  in  con¬ 
nection  with  Nickol-Slot  Phonograph. 

Yon  will  find  that  your  Blot  Phonograph  will  keep  in  good  ad¬ 
justment  and  give  you  little  or  no  trouble  if  you  will  observe  the 
following  advioe: ■ 

Always  keop  the_  hundred  thread  mt  of  phonograph  adjusted  in 
such  a  manner  that  it  runB  smoothly  along  the  aorew.  of  main  shaft; 
always  keep  the  back  rod  well  oiled  and  denned  so  that  the  mt  arm 
will  not  be  strained  or  strung  by  pushing  the  spootacle-arm  along. 

One  cause  of  the  trouble  in  question,  and  one  that  oan  not 
very  well  be  detected,  is  the  oontraation  and  expansion  of  cylin¬ 
ders  cuasod  by  hoat  or  oold. 

If  a  cylinder  is  recorded  at  a  certain,  temperature  and  is 
reprodieed  at  a  nuoh  higher  or  lower  temperature,  it  will  no  ddubt 

KOt  0,14  °f  adJu8tmont*  If  you  win  kindly  send  us  the  average 
temperature  of  your  city, -that  id  .here  you  use  your  phonographs- 
we  .ill  try  and  iUrniah  ycu  records  that  will  give  jy  ou  no  trouble. 
The  new  nusioal  represser  which  I  suppose  you  have  heard  of  and 
perhaps  already  have  rarely  gets  out  of  adjustment,  as  it  has  plen¬ 
ty  of  the  lateral  play  which  you  speak  of  in  your  letter. 

With  reference  to  the  lateral  play  of  the  needle  in  reproducer 
you  are  now  using,  this  has  boen  tried  and  we  found  there  was  too 
nuoh  friction  of  the  axis  pin  along  the  bearings. 


A«  Ok  late.  Esq;,, 

Edison  Building,  Broadj street. 
New  York  City* 

Sept,  16,  1891, 

I  bog  to  oorMm  tto  receipt  or  jow  telspta*  „a„g 
Of  to-*,  t»  ,0  a.  „  th„  Oatoc  ,ln  Mtet  ^ 

plies  thereto,  as  ibliows: 

"SLmpS  *°  b0  ““«»<»  to  1*.  Jji.01. 

no  ^srs  zmxz.s  ssu-  mjE?-*  “■> 

■  w"  “eai” 

instructed  me  to  say  to  you  that  he  will  have'  ons  nf  1 
experts  visit  Frederick  Co!.,  Maryland,  and  examine  +J? 
Property,  after  udiich  he  will  conmunicate  with  you- fur 
Mon  the  subjeot.thos,  Maguire,"  you- fur- 

You  re 


to  2nd  Vic  e-President) 

Broad  st. 

Your  letter  of 

onolosire  copy  0f  a 
'  the  Sales  Dep't,  upon 
to  certain  Ed/jaon  Cent* 

that  if  the  lamp  Factory  does  not  turn  out 
»,  which. I  think  they  will,  the  economy  for 
to  which  you  refer  should  be  reduced-  to  212 

Yours  very  (truly:, 

Sep*.,  is,  189JU 

Henry  Villard,  Bag*, 

Mills  Building,  Broad  Street, 
New  Yo tic  City. 

friend  Villard,  - 

I  am  Mioh  obliged  to  you  for  tfce  tin*  table 
for  passenger  traina  which  you  sent  to.  me'  with  your  latter  of 
yesterday's  date. 

Ihe  location  thich  you  suggest  fbr  a  -trial  track  wtz tlA  suit 
06,  but  I  think  tbdt  you  tom  have  difficulty  in  getting  parties 
to  go  there-* 

Voupa  very  truly, 

Sept.  17,  1801, 

Homy  Villand,  Esq«, 

Mills  Building, 
Now  York  City. 

Friend  Villard,-  *' 

I  find  that  the  time  tabla  which  you  have  boon 
good  enough  to  send  u»  ia  of  the  Chicago,  Milwaukee  &  St,  Paul 
R',  Ro  What  1  desired  .to  have*  hovraver,  waa  a  similar  time. table 
with  freight  and  passenger  trains  of  the  Wisconsin  Centml,  which 
I  hope,  you  will  be  able  to  obtain  for  me. 

Yours  very  truly, 

»  -  ^ 


Sept,  iv*h,  18&1, 

Major  S.  B,  Katon, 

KdisoR  Ruilding,  Broad  St,, 

JT  *  w  York  City, 

Shortly  after  Prank  McGowan  disappeared  ho  made  a  loon 
to  Mr,  W.  X.  I»»  Dickson,  of  the  Kdison  Laboratory,  of  Five  handy ed 
doxlaro,  (SOD,-?  receiving  as  collateral  150  shares  of  the  Capital 
Stock  of  the  Kdison  Ore  Milling  do.  Limited,  which  were  in  Mr. 

DifeJc son's  name  and  which  were  endorsed  by  the  letter,  These  Stock 
Certificates'  have  disappear  with  McGowan.  Dickson  desires  to 
obtain  a  reissue.  He  will,  of  course,  have  to  file  a  bond  of  in~ 
dtotthity,  Will  you  kindly  let  me  know  what  steps  he  should  take  in 
order  to  start  this  waiter*  Should  he  address  a  ooromnication  to 
the  Kdison  Ore  Milling  Co.  Limited,  or  how  should  he  proceed? 

Yours  very  truly, 

Sept,  18th,  1891. 

*r.  a.  Perry,  Ejjq,,  Trot*  ear  or, 

N.  f.  &  Penn’a  Concentrating  Works, 

Sdieon  &iiiainB,  Proad  st.f  Hew  York, 

Bear  Slrt* 

1  bee  *o  aokMWGdge  the  receipt  of  your  ft*vor  of 
17th  instant,  mnjlOBing  the  following  Stock  Certificates  of  tlib, 
Hew  JerBbV  6  Pennsylvania  Concentrating  Works $  all  of  which  have 
been  paid  for  by  met 

$>♦  385,  in  the  Mole  of  Mina  Edison,  1  share, 

ITo.  5821,  in  the  name  of  Thornes  A.  Edison,  IS  shares. 

Ho\  ?S0>  '**!»»“  *  *  41  shares 

WO,  S8ls  «  *  *  «  "  *  *  8ft  ph^-as 

Ho.  *  *  *  *  p  »  *  m.^aa 

__  _  ^  ^  «  . 

Sept ,  18t  1ir  18&1. 

.  GenU.  0,  H.^nratvy, 

Ipt6i’n{xtit>Afll;  JSloetyiepl  Exhibition*, 

##$  :&rtiw>»>4  st^. ,  Montreal,,  cai^apa. 

******  ^*har2e$Cff  wftfc  th&pke  receipt;  of  fofi*  let. 
tar  jsth  ipetant.  maXo'Bi'n^  a  rfotfgfe^^aveptiaipg  the  Hdfffbh  %opo. 
graphs  J  «n  $Ja#  to  A«p»  that  the  -phonograph  iixhittit.  ut 
hihittwri  la  »ei«£hw>j^j|,  s^tiafketo'jmy. 

Yeur&Wflpy  iruly, 


^4|-  • 

HI.  hi  ■) 

1  ! 

&*!>U  &MU 

A.  <X,  X&fce,  Es<j!», 

Stitiaon  Bttllalne,  Broad  St, ,  ' 

.  W  York -City, 

Bout*  sir*- 

mth  Sforore,  to  TOto-  lotto*  or  1st*  ltotaoi.,  it  to 
Bema  "•  WI“»  "•  *«»>■  to  ««uw  the  ootooiin 

*“  “  **  to  "*•  «“  w»taatiottto>  aooe  aa  „  fjtaiehoetftt 
W°M‘  *“»>  M  f  M»  mew*  I  tor.  toon  ombi,  to  »ooo,. 
t«i»  then  Mr.  torn  to  liteljr  to  stto*.  *  t»  toborato^,  W, 

*°  teli9™  ttet  i»  ’--in  *.'  to  wfoto  «  great  *il0. 

.  I.»ta  mtoowitot.  oitk  boros  JO*,  feta  leares  for  ItarloM 
to  otaotao  thto  Property,.  ,o  tbit  tm  cah  arrange  ror  hie  aOpoono. 
action  upon  hia  arrival,  there,  '  . 

Yours  very  truly. 


It  ii 


Sflpt.  l|th,  IRBi. 

*  ■  j 

Ar  Or  Tate,  Esq,, 

Edison  Building,  Broad  St., 

Hew  York.  City. 

Boar  SirS- 

1  bee  to  confirm  the  following  telephone  messagea  ex¬ 
changed  between  us  to-day: 

.  •Referring  to  a  oonmuniaation  addreiesed  to  me 
^  by  Mr*.  Edison  with  relation 'to  supplying  certain 
Central  Stations  With  low  economy  lamps,  my /under¬ 
standing  is  that  Mr,  Rfison  means  212  candles  per 
horse  power.  PlcaBe  show  thiB  message  to  Mr® 

Edison*  Let  mo  have  a.  reply  promptly*  A*  0.  TATE. *  • 

•Your  understanding  is  correct's  Mr.  Edison 
means  2X2  candles  per  horse  power, 

I®.  Maguire®® 

Yours  truly, 

The  header,  Mr.  Gaston,  lias  charge  0f  the  Gilliland 
property.  He  understands  that  there  are  3one  things  in  the 
laboratory  which  belong  to  the  steam  yacht.  If  there  are,  you 
have  my  permission  to  deliver  the  saae  to  Mr.  Gaston'. 

Yours  truly-, 

Sept.  31st 

A.  0.  Tate,  Esq., 

Edison  Building,  Broad  Stroot, 

New  York  City. 

Bear  Sir:- 

I  bog  to  confirm  the  following  message  which  I  tel¬ 
ephoned  to  you  this  afternoon: 

"Mr-.  Edison  has  prepared  the  annexed  letter  to 
send' to  the  Edison  United  Phonograph  Company. 

Before  mailing  the  same  he  dQBires  you  to  sub¬ 
mit  it  to  Major  Hatton  and  ask  him  if  it  will 
affect  in  any  wayTirontracts  now  existing  be¬ 
tween  hirtaolf  and  the  United  Company: 

Edison  United  Phonoeraph  Co.,  September  21st,  1891. 

Mills  Building,  Broad  St., 

Hew  York  City. 

Dear  Sirst- 

According  to  the  oontraot  enterod  into  between  the 
Edison  United  Phonograph  Company  and  the  Edison  Phonograph  Works, 
thb  Jfr'ofit  allowed  th6  'drorks  is  tWonty  pen  cent  (20 %)  on  all  thihgs 
by  tM'dfll.  ity  omnifont  this  clause  is  abrogated 

•Of  Vt'offi  the  htfta-'Mi'eof,  and.  in  lieu  of  the 

y  ““  w,m  all”*a-  ‘1»  won*.  .in 

now  stylo  phonographs,  with  .realm,,  ana  ^  ^ 

for  sixty  dollars  (60.0«,  ^  „ohani„, 

Plot,  ready  for  hot.  .lth„t  h.ttsry,  for 

00)  osoh.  w.  shall  try  and  m,  year  order,  as  fast  as  p<,sall)la 
Ploaso  nnav/er  if  this  is  satisfactory. 

Yours  truly, 




I  send  you  the  forgoing  at  Mr.  Rdison'a  revest.  Ho  would 
like  you  to  give  tho  matter  your  prompt  attention. 

Yours  very  truly. 


Mewm  Bat®  a 

Sdi*°“  *■««>*.  Broad  » 
■  N*v  York  City), 

'  .  .  r;. 

‘ "“»»»»».  8XMtly  h0. .  ■0"’“’7  <*■ 
SmiM  *te  S“<»"  ««•!.  *!„««„  ComJ,  MU“  nM  "«• 
—  k  *,  *.  „tet,  **•  **  «m  M 

tha  month  of  Octobar  Mon  . 

'** a  bm  ft-  — i™..  J,  r  ****** 

tM“  **?•  *  «*.  «  tte  >  *“■*• 

^ «  «».  «toS83.  ,  „  ^  *■'  *»•  > 

Of  bills'.  If  you  dn  „w  *  ^  thls  series 

y0U  t  “<*  ^^stsnl  Jnst  ^at  , 

■— «...  -zrn 

>f  w'hiah  you  for war 

iop  this  mountebank  business. 

Yours  very  itnj'ly, 

Private  .SesOB 

li'AJf  PHOt^ORAttr  COMP ARY. 

Jersey  City,'  M,  J.,  Sept.  19,01. 

0,$4>  -y9 

At  0*  Tfitej  J^aq,, 

Orange,  N,  J> 

Dear  Mr*,  Tate:- 

I  have  your  favor  of  the  17th  instant-,  enclosing 
the  dodger  which  you  aay  is  being  distributed  in  the  City  of  Mon¬ 

1  bee  to  thank  you  for  Sending  it  to  me,  and  I  shall  take  im¬ 
mediate  steps  to  investigate  and  to  stop  any  such  kind  of  business 
bding  done.  I  quite  agree  with  you  that  it  is  the  sort  of  thing 
that  tends  to  destroy  legitimate  business. 

I  do  not  think  our  agents  at  Ottawa  are  informed  of  this,  nor 
oah  1  quite  believe  that  it  is  put  out  with  the  authority  of  the 
Montreal  agent,  but  that  some  party  who  has  purchased  machines  has 
sent  it  butt  Of  course  if  this  is  thd  case  it  is  beyond  our  power 
to  control;  at  any  rate  I  shall  make  a  thorough  investigation  and 
let  you  know  the  result. 

Thanking  you  for  your  kindness,  1  remain. 


Thomas  R»  Lombard,  Knq>, 

Worth  American  Phonograph  qomputy* 

#14  &  16  Morrio  St.,  Jbi 'fj$y  Qi’ty,,  fU  J. 

Dear  Mr.  Lombard: - 

I  have  year  19th  instant,  stating  that 

you  intend  Investigating  the  mat  tan  of  the  dodgers  which  are  being 
circulated  in  Montreal,  6nft  of  ‘which  f  sent  y°u  some  little  time 
ago*  I  hope  that  you  will  tyq  fiuooosaftil  in  suppressing  theta* 

■yours  very ’truly, 

Private.  Secretary* 

septw  22,  1891. 

My  dear  Brewster, - 

Youv  letter  of  16th  instant,  enclosing  check  for 
one  hundred  dollars,  on  account,  was  duly  received  by  me,  and  tl» 
same  has  been  placed  to  your  credit. 

Your . remittance  was  a  pleasant  surprise.  So  many  of  the 
boys  are  afflicted  with  forgetfulness  in  connection  with  little 
matters  of  this  kind  that  when  one  of  them  does  the  "kind  act* 
it  startles  me  somewhat. 


L'-  ‘  ; 


Thomas.  A'«  Edison,  Esq. 
Dear  Mrv,  Edison,- 

”•  Sept.  un. 

A.  M.  Kennelly. 

My  dear  Sir:- 

""  TO  »»v°  a.  kindly  „d. 

“11°”  ”  *“  th“"t  TO  —  «»»  XT.  Kdison  tbrma 

TO.  It  was  yoally  more  than  I  expected  you  would  do.  t  think 
«  «ill  ally  a.ttl.  the  we.tlon  Ol  .l.cty.„tion.  it  ,m 
nil  the  unsightly  pnrt  of  d««rtion(.„idi^,. 

Th.  heat  »aa  .ahibit.d  at  th.  day...  pay,  of  ,ta  bMf_ 
HHSS«.ld.  Ira,  align.  ^  ^  ^ 

a  at  the  baa.  -of  th.  hnnin  th...  hay.  a*,y  a.ath.  A,  ^  ^ 
«.  .1  th.  slsiisa tanned  at  th,  hne.  i„„„„,  ^ 

pleasant  to  th.  hand,  tat  ha™  b.™  ally  ldo»  both  point.  th. 
body  „h.y.  then.  i.  littla  »iatay.  „ 

Of  the  body. 

*  “hjeot  in  mtting  th,  hl.„ty.d.  in  th.  bottom  «  th.  tank 
naa  to  tak.  advantage  ,f  m,  *rr,M  that  night  b.  enaat.d  in  th. 
■nation  b,  th.  realatanae  .abibiting  heat.'  .  They.  .iu  , 

.bane.  t.  tyy  th.  tank  .l,,ty.db  a,  di„e  slnc  j  ^  „  .m 

felly  nettle  the  question. 

Sincerely  yours c 

(Signed)  A.  p..  sottthwidk. 

Hr,  WillijEtm  F,  Xyona, 

ABhland,  SctwyJLkili  Co.t 

*  r’Ply  *°  ’"•?  iot,f  °f  ls'»  *»«>«  „ 

»r.  Mteon,  to  toito  you  ».*;  ,h.t  ^4  of  «,„  „  „w  ln  ^  ^ 

son  <■«.»«  to«  •»<"*  to.  tUtoto t,  ,  tot.™  you'  that 

Plain  copper  wire  is  need  on  both  sides. 

Yairs  very  truly, 

private  Secretary. 

Ta.  „  Ja<,ob  H*  Sehiff. 

Dewia  May. 

^toanuoi  lejjoan.  wf"311  Blum’ 

*?*  a.  Isaacs.  fn? 

Oaoai*  S.  Straus  t  5*  ®0rwh0im. 

°  o  »  m  i  t  t  a  e  J  0t£tmi 

j  Dear  Sirs:- 

m  MU°n  “ted  “  te  «*»«•*<  the  „,8ipt  *, 

^  Utt„  «  la,  Mb  to  mnMKt,  in  , 

rW*  *  “  Si™  “  *•*».  *  *Wo.„  . 

‘T"  °“”te  **  r  *  at  „„ 

*«  ■— *  «»  MM.  »«.  .Mis«„,M0MIs.4to 

*”  ^  >“  “  *<-  «U  *«,  hta  a.r 

■  “Veral  ””ta'  **■  «-  «,  ta 
"**“““*•  *  ^  —  — ♦  Ur.  Mi0.„  ^  b. 

very  Pleased  to  take  part  ip  the  banquet,  and  by  so  doing  testify 
to  the  high  regard  in  «hich  llB  hol(3a  S0li(fflan 

4  ^ejigman,  but  as  previous 
lY  stated  hia  absence  will  preclude  his  doing  so. 

Yours  trnlv. 

.  September  24,01. 

A*  0#  Tate,  Esq . , 

Edison  Buildii^,  Broad  Si. , 

Ifew  York  City# 

fiear  Sir:- 

Referring  to  your  telephone  moss  age  of  to-day  in  regard 
to  the  two  insurance  injectors  who  gained  admission  to  the  labora¬ 
tory  last  rook  without  a  permit,  I  have  investigated  this  matter 
and  interrogated  every  one  hero  and  at  the  Phonograph  Works  who 
would  be  likely  to  know  anything  about  it,  without,  I  regret  to 
say,  eliciting  anything  definite  On  the  subject.  How  the  inspec¬ 
tors  in  question  got  into  the  building  seems  to  be  a  dark  mystery 
known  only  to  themselves.  The  boy  in  the  gate  house  states  posi¬ 
tively  that  he  did  not  admit  them,  and  1  have  failed  to  discover 
any  evidence  thfet  he  did.  It  appears  that  the  inspectors  applied 
At  the  Phonograph  Works  shortly  after  the  noon  hour  and  were  re¬ 
fused  admittance.  Worn  thaw  they  must  have  come  to  the  labora¬ 
tory,  perhaps  tfering  the  temporary  absence  of  the  boy  in  the  main 
building#  he  his  Often  to  difry  messages  to  people  in  the  labord- 
im  from  Wfcii&S  #  sAe  them,  and  he  is  very  frequently 

<&&&*■  &  1$  to&4  and  the-  #oCsitolity  of 

***£•*  &&  .fkjgtjfafc  oh  Lakeside  #m-t  WhiCh  is 

r— thi  .  i Ior 

«  '"•«»  of  the  t»o  @»a™m  imlto  the  U^racn 
«o»raa  they  w  *Ve  jumped  eve,  the  r  «  ,  ^  - 
improbable*  ¥ 

Afteu  it  «.  diacovemed  .that  thee,  men  had  «*  ljlt0 
b»Ualre  »«!>«  »  POmit  the  toy  „„  jmtmt,tL  to  l0„k  ^ 
<loof  of  the  Srt-*m«,  0TCry  tl„  he  had  ««.sie„  to  l.„,  lt. 

Henry  C'«  Ware,  Esq., 

Edison  Phonograph  Works, 

.  I  enclose  herewith  copy  of  letter  under  date  31st 

Th°“s  a  Vioo-Preaidant  or  ,ho  H0rth 

torioon  Phonograph  Cranny,  adaoo.o.a  „  m„K>  wth 

to  tho  duplicating  taainooo.  Plaaa.  file  this  aray  oai-ofnuy  in 
Ponr  car.,  aa  it  i,  th.  hui.  upon  ohioh  „  a™  hilling  „*  m,iB.i 

records  against  the  various  Companies, 

Yours  very  truly, 



Jersey  City,  N.  J,  August  31st, 1893,. 

Private  Secretary  of  Thomas  A.  Edison,  Orange,  H..j. 

and  also ‘to  t£t*?X  In*  It  CV l0tter/°f  *he  18*b  inat  ant, 

Sdi«owh»  ^le8S£^t  existing  betwoon  this  Company  and  Hr! 

wishes,  and  with  a  view  that  this  question  can  be  ultimately  set- 
lod  together  with  such  other  matters  as  aro  to  be  arranged  between 

~r «  S-T  r‘lu“ lh-°*  “  *pSES “Sr 

It h,  buslneBB  will  Give  the  necessary  orders 
naJn  W  *  t0  8l'Eply  blanka  to  you  for  the  a  o  fount  of  Bach  com- 
ooTdsfor  thTm  US  t0  d°  80  f°r  the  "®kinS  of  duplicate  re- 

r?l+n+Lnf,’iS  howtver  t0  be  without  prejudice  to  whatever 
-ght a  thin  Company  may  have  in  the  promises. 

Wo  will  notify  our  local  Companies  at  onoe  of  this  fact  and 
shall  be  pleased  to  do  whatever  wo  qan  for  you  in  the  matter... 

V/e  will  send  with  this,  orders  to  the  Works  for  such  blanks 
as  have  already  been  ordered  from  us  by  our  local  Companies  in 
connection  with  this  business.  Trusting  that  this  will  be’ sat¬ 
isfactory,  we  remain  . 

Yours  very  truly, 


The  North  Amerioan  Phono.- Co., 
thomas  r.  Lombard, 


Edison  Buildinc,  Broad  Street,  -  ‘ 

New  York  City#7  ‘ 

Dear  Sir:- 

Th«  following  cablegram  from  Sim.  .woo  rooeivefl  at  tho 
laboratory  thi.  afternoon.  KnaaMatal,  „pon  r.ooipt  of 
contents  were  telephoned  to  you* 

'l  0  n  d  o  n  ,  ENGLAND,  Sept.  24-th,  1891.. 

r  a  B.d  i  8  o  n. 

Company  formed  for  business,  forward' 
you  a ojiiea  contracts!.  SIMS.* 

£fep-W  28,  X801. 

Ac  Oo  Tatt, 

Edfeon  Building  Broad-  Street 
JHaw  Yorft  City* 

50flr  SJrJ* 

1  ***  *  8,WOT1M»*  «*  »»‘W«  *  »«  fattOr  of 
imteni,  .Wooing  »  .O^ioatto,  ^  Iw  ^ 

0M»  of  to*,.'.  Kttora  *1*  ,  M„t  *,  „„  ^ 

0««r  aW  that  1*  the  W.5W,  m^orsaing  hlB  *,  ^ 

f0f  Sioo,  ana  that  t»  *»,  in  M„  rta,WSo„  «.  i%  w  ^ 
thi’0^3  110  no*  af  ^  0Ift  in  i^iis  ,m?s< 

wr.  *>**  haa  **  he*n  «m4  *4*  :fc*o*at«*y  «**■*■  ^ 
W  148  WaWiits’  tea  itett**  tfiite  j  *>nt  to  w  iWl^  ** 
*m-*avm  <**v*  »*m&  t*  *** -u»  w  from 

hint  Whioh  I  hate  a<j*m  jsitjca  ha.  want  aw  on  «ila  uat  trip.  ^ 
tip  jwi^t  iia»  I  -aa  iepPmnfc  -of  ttia  n&rofj*,  J  W  tfast 
aajr  W  *"**4* 

rpad.*t*t  st&iig  send*  $&  nTpoHa  as  to  his 

Ai  iatt>rt  stafl  t  ’%^  wusq  xnx&  yot#  uisht^  lit  thi# 


ypufs  vary  tmuy, 

sept,  3ft,  $&U 

Mr.  o,  ?0  a&F r9 

JiesaJw,'  Car**  4  Jjlajdjiaona,;  • 


Osar  Sirs*. 

Ms*.  23dit»<>n  has  2»ea4  your  feJttar  Of  56th  Aidant  an<S  in 
vapiy  haa  instmntod  me  to  say  to  you  thst  in  the  ^aayey  'fcoba^ao 
exp^fimnts  rhitfh  he  covM^^  4uh*)/  ks^fcn  mfiiW  Of  acc<*npliiiUihg 
i&at  you^esiitop  ins3ndi«j  I’bidfe#!#  rtija  *y&aas  ffft  they  a^3,  . 
nos tated  An  giving  to  th*  k>bft&bd  ft  ihra  ign  teii  i>*n 

&i  the  PsHitent  tiftia-'^k  Ifth&on  ia  ww  'fctg*i%  ooaupietf,  f/it& 
impoitant  ttCEk  va-iffts  mtZL<;  £#*  his '  Ht antioto  aggfri  ana  dpV*  add  ' 
it  -tfo^w.  ba  ia$oai$ifcl5t  fof  Mjfi  ter  tftke  n«  th*»»  A?$baiwo  ex»$3fti« 
mania,  He  rosy,  hojrovs*#  -jifAr^  it,  j&e&Abie  *»  <So>  ao  on, 
py  tawly. 


Sept  emb  e  it-  17th,  1801. 

My  dear  Kdison:- 

I  have  just  received  your  letter  of  Sept.  8th  ' 
and  regret  to  note  that  you  take  any  exception  to  my  transfer  of 
the  Patents  to  the  United  Phonograph  Company  and  1  am  at  a  loss  to 
see  any  reason  why  you  should  fool  so,  and  can  only  account  for  it 
on  the  ground  of  your  not  having  understood  the  circumstances  unde 
which  it  was  done.  I  can  only  repeat  what  I  have  already  said  in 
this  connection  viz:  that  it  was  indispensable  for  the  protection 
of  the  Company's  interests,  in  which  you  are  so  largely  concerned 
that  we  should  be  in  a  position  to  meet  the  attacks  of  the  Stereo¬ 
scopic  Company,  in  the  event  of  the  case  coming  on,  was  ex¬ 
pected  that  ±i  would,  within  a  few  days  of  the  date  ,  when 
I  made  the  assignemt  in  question.  Vfhat  I  did  was  done  under  the 
advice  of  lawyers,  instructed  by  me  entirely  in  your  interests  inr 
dependently  of  the  interests  of  the  Ooimany,  and  every  body  was  of 
one  opinion  that  the  Company  could  not  proceed  with  the  action 
against  the  Stereoscopic  Company,  unless  the  title  IS?' the  patents 
was  in  the  Company's  name.  What  1  did  was  a  mere  formality,  a 
mere  technical  requirement  growing  out  of  the  peculiar  situation 
at  the  time.  As  a  matter  of  feet,  the  assignment  (the  legal 

assignment  ),  of  the  patents,  was  made  by  you  when  ycu  signed  your 
Agreemoits  with  the  “Kdison  United  Phonograph  Company.'?  The  phono 
graph  patents  were  by  that  act,  subject  to  the  Doll  reservation, 
conveyed  to  the  United  Phonograph  Company.  I  trust  that  tifcis  fur¬ 
ther  explanation  will  entirely  remove  from  your  mind  any  regret 
that  you  may  hgye  felt  at  my  action  and  that  of  Mr.  Hardingham  in 
the  premises*4ss  I  have  already  stated  I  will  be  happy  at  any  time 
to  execute  the  necessary  papers  for  oonveying  out  my  name  in  any 
form  you  desire  the  reserved  rights  relating  to  dolls  otc. 

Yours  very  truly. 



Sept*  29,  1891* 

Q'o  N.  Moriaon,  Eaq»,  Secretary, 

The  EcliaOn  United  Phonograph  Company, 
Now  York  City. 

Dear  sir:* 

Your  letter  of  22nd  instant,  to  Mr.  Edison,  in  which  - 
quoted  a  criticism  received  from  your  Foreign  Comnittee  with  re¬ 
lation  to  automatic  phonographs,  has  been  duly  received,  m  rep] 
I  beg  to  irtfaiM  you  that  the  Nickel-in-the-Slot  phonograph  is  ao 
constructed  that  it  wil2  not  work  unless  a  coin  of  the  proper 
dimensions  and  correct  weight  is  inserted  in  the  slot,.. 

In  regard  to  tbs  question  asked  by  your  Foreign  Committee 
as  to  whether  the  slot  attachment  could  be  so  arranged  that  it 
.  would  "return,  coins  which  might  be  below  half-size,"  in  order  to 
accomplish  this  it-  would  be  necessary  to  alter  tho  mechanism  of 
the  attachment ,  and  how  such  work  this  would  involve  it  is  im¬ 
pose  able  to  lay  offhand. 

In  regard  to  the  Committee's  suggestion  that  the  automatic 
machines  should  ba  supplied  with  "lock  bolts  to  save  time,"  wo  do 
not  understand  what  is  meant  by  .lock  bolts. 



An  to  the  shock  that  takes  p^ce  at  the  beaming  of  the 
cylinder  being  datrh^tal  to  the  record  itself,  *e  do  not  under- 
atand  ho,  this  can  be,  as  the  reproducing  point  has  to  travel  some 
distance  on  the  cylinder  before  the  record  comences. 

Yours  yery  truly, 

Private  Secretary, 



»♦  So  Sorfeto,  ***, 

*hg  Chio«gO  Edison  Company,  ' 

Cliibego,  Illinois. 

My  deal*  Gcx*to»fr„ 

■’ ’**"  TO”' tetlw  -  **  in  » 

;te  -1-  ~ a»w  ** « «. 
“7  *  **-*•  *>»  «*»  -  -n  ««  T 
Z\  Jsd  “  * ***•  -««  ** —» « *  «**«, 

„ 2  °“1’  »***  «  *  «•  *  *w  m**»  ^ 

«f  «*  awa  In  « ion  tha  tp*  *****  u  mm 

XhS  10,1:6:1  Size  o*  oaob  aiation.  j  ffaa  •  M  » 

a  **dw  -Li  1  *W  39  lift*  fa* 

ths  .  -**  *Mf9',"a  ,h'  **'  4"  *I»  Mrtew*  **  Of 

:rr' — ^  ^  *— «•  «» 

"IT  rr^  **  *—  —  **  *»  *»  -« * 

*.  **„*,  ay  #  g(MU,  tte 

.  »»  Mt on  *mm  t*t  ^  u  reaslTiae  tjB 

r!7"iW9  ^  *>***H^.  0.. 

m  »  **».  ^  *„  ip  w  *  finSBlatS)tt  ^ 

»•««*«*  w**  *„  «,  „^,Wu *«„*.  »*„  *,* 

ve  displayed-. 

F«  Ord,  Esq,,  Comptroller, 

Ediso«.Gemr-al  Electric  CompRny, 

in  "«r*  to  the  I*™*.*  M2U  w4mt  tta 
“  ew,  ,  „  w  „*  wa  ^  tevs 
««  so  *«  «  ~  w  »srw.  ,  ia„  ^  [h<  4__ 

'**’  °f  the  bl"le  VM8h  aho'ra  ’th0  -«**h9<l  followed  in 

*  *“ tlB  ~ «*•— *  «*. 

“  •iE"i>S  *  tte  ««.  ,-poot  „ 

t»  *  the  L*W„r,  „,.„a  „  „  aM  _  ^ 

"  40  h"  “  <8‘““  U  **“  *«■••  "  «“»  call  s».  XMua.  to  „ 
assistance  open  hte  rttwn,  rnt  setto,  definitely  v,„  ,  plm  ,e 

^  *«,  «,.«  *  that  edition  out.  ,».fc  x  . 

-'nsua  ft*  s,  .to  aa  bills  mntoaa  ^  ^  ^ 

*  *S*":S-  **  ***«  *  —»«.  .  *.«  -nic .* 

**■"”»  *  *ire  **•  *»  imm*.  attention,  m  Iman 
*m  te  in  ^  °^e  Again  on  -Monday 
Yours  ysry  fcro.lytf 


not  desirous  of  diaj«. 

foniis  procert; 

iioh  yr  a  refer  to 

very  truly, 

Privet*1  Sea 


Sept;.  30th,  1891c 

Thonjaa  R,  Tjo-iba*^ 

,ja  “»  Vice -President., 

i^rth  Amsrj  car  Phonograph  Company, 

r~l.‘X  it  16  Morris  St,,  j  f.  r  - 

a°°ept  ny  *****  *>**««•  of  **th  i»e*. 
^cloaing  copy  oi  latter  received  from  your  Canadian  Agent.*,  *«- 
-Hfind  Sro,„  v,ith  relation  to  the-dodger-  concerning  the  phono.: 
&,B'h  V‘hi<!h  ***  ^^ihttted  in  the  streets  of  .Montreal;  air.,,  *cp? 
^  a  letter  written  by  Messrs,  Holland  Bros,  to. the  party -ho  l3- 
rCfi?°nSlbU-  *>*  the  **6er.  1  am  very  please-,  to  roe  that 

W'  8  e*PV9'ii*t*  ths  importance  of  introducing  the  phonograph 
^opcr.y,  and  .1  trust  that  there  will  net  he  a  rep- tit  ion  of  the 
taking-  aathode  complained  0f,  Thanking  you  f „  the-  trouble  yea 
have  taken  in  the  'matter,  I  am 

Edward  B«  Adame,,  Eoq.,  President, 
Cataract  Oonst.ruot.ion  Company,, 
No.  35  Wall  Stos  New  York, 

Sep-6,.  30,  1391. 

Dear  Mr#  Adams,- 

I  have  received  yaw  letter  of  SBlfc  instunt  and 
note  tl*t  t}s  facilities  of  Niagara  Y’ails  ibr  the  smelting  bu~ 
sinesa  were  presented  by  one  of  your  Directors  to  Mr.  J.  B«  Kassil, 
tlio  principal  owner  of  tho  Anaconda  copper  mins  in  Montana-  I 
think  that  you  dhould  followup  Mr.  Hoggin  on  -this  matter-,  as  tin 
matte  business  of  hia  Company  is  tremendous.  Have  yon  seen  the 
Parrot  Copper  and  Silver  Mine  people?  They  have  a  big  electric 
matte  plant,  and  1  sra  sure  would  be  interested  in  the  jirojeot- 

Yours  very  -truly,*  ,.*05  189] 

Sup0 to j, 

IF.  e.  Cable  Co.,  Hifrdtea, 
B^oadwey,  New  Yarn* 

nvase  accept  my  «*»!»  for  your  letter  or  gsth 

W’*°a:5ie  Messae«  ***  Qotmrod,  to  Whom  pie6ae 

lb31o«ij-g  replys 

i*F  *  I-jrd.ouo 

Never  .heard  at*  the  invonti  or« 
:“n  youtr  message,  and  I  doubt 

Mfei9r«  to 

it  ■re-r-y  muc  do 
liDISQNo  * 

Yours  va*V  truly, 



iraiteu,  signed  i-y 

3®t,+ if  i  cates 

ft&hk'  McGowan 

also  enclose  copy 

-he  origina! 

Nfro*  Co.,  United, 

On  tie  isth  of  January,  1890,  I  made  a  transaction 
^  tto  **'»•■?  «“*■».  *«•*  he  turned  the  temporary 
eU*t0djr  °f  °n<?  ******  md  ««*  (*50)  «ta».  of  the  stock  of  tue 
Sdison  Ore  Milling  Comply*  limited  belonging .  to  »,  and  in  m 
noma,  the  certified  being  Ho,  1123,  represent!^  100  .Mr*8f 
and  Ho.  1183,  representing  50  Shares,  Shortly  after  the  date 
n<mtW«r.  MaGopm  a  appeared-  and  the  Court  has  appointed  on 
Administrator’  *r  his.  estate,  which  is  M  beim  settled.  At 
the  time  of  hie  disappearance  >lr,  *»aa*m  hid  on  his  person  the 
certificate*  nomod.  above,'  since  which  time  nothing  diatevar  ha* 
been  aeon  or  hears  Of  him.  J  desire  to  have  tills  stock  reissued 
ahd  *1X1  be  giM  is  you  win  indicia*  the  amount  of  tin  bond  trat 
T<m  w£il  tVom  ins,  and  the  number  of  aaretiaa,  if 

$  Wiil  be.  ^a«y  fttiiabted  if  yen  can  give  this  .gutter  your 
immediate  *t$en*ito,.  ' 

talMin/j  photbgi^J.a  os 
my  be  kt  tVio  fcat,  orator 


i-0  fMO 

soft  UonvHtl  ^ie< 

spokSn  to  ?jfr, 


at  HUS  Rdtisott's  ); 

Dickaon  vi] 


■fcich  Jit-  wil 

proceed  to  njuke 

yorrs  very  treaty, 

I  hava  received  vow  letter  of  30th  ultimo,  in  regard 
to  the  meeting  of  tho  American  Institute  of  Mining  Engineers  ' 
which  is  to  take  place  next  week  at  Glen  Sumnit,  and  at  tfaioh 
there  is  to  be  a  discussion  upon  the  commercial  uses  of  concen¬ 
trated  iron  ores.  I  regret  that  it  will  be  impossible  for  me 
to  be  present  at  this  meeting:;  1  an  so  busy  at  the  Laboratory 
.my  attendance  is  out  of  the  question.  Slides,  I  prefer  not  to 
say  anything  on  the  subject  tfhiCh  is  to  be  discussed  until  our 
Worte  have  been  in  operation  a  sufficient  length  of  tin*  to  enable 
me  to  give  actual  figures. 

Thanking  you  for  your  letter 

I  an,  yours  Ve£y  tyuly,  ■ 

'  i 

J ohn  Birkinbine,  E3q . , 

No.  25  9,  E.'  City  Hall  Square, 
Philadelphia,  Pa. 

Mojtf-ia  a$n< 

3*$»»  Treao't*,  & 
Symphony  ttrchem 

How  y 

With  inference  to  y0w  lettei, 

**>  »«•»*,  of  Aloh  ywr  ^ 

0r“"S8  “W  «*  »«*«  Sate*, 
““--IPOio™  a* 

"**“•  w  in  0nffl£6_  aU  ^ 

cribs  to  tl».  courts: 

*  «*  lowing  nao»s  of 
mVM  be  Wteiy  to  subs- 

MraW  hiiii 
fira.  Blahhiiati 
Miss  ^{oaStd.. 

Irost&g  that  yob.  ufii 

yctfc^  vei*y 



My  daas?  K'rtmni^ 

3,  l891o 

Wt,a'  to  im  bj  »Rubs« 

7T  **■  b'teto"“!"  ’'h°"vott  k”>" aM  *°  *-  «*«*« 
my  0AS  S°”  *•  *“  **  ~  .0  *iah  he 
»«  *>» » Sbto««»dy,  la  w  tlB  BJacJ:B,llh,s  shslJ_  H0 

*■“  tea  tM”W*  ”lth  **  of  th6 

“■’  **'  "  Mm'*  •“  ««*.  **  m «  *4  fa  gat  o„t. 

»oM  do  a  tt«*  rt»  «.  fa*  am>  ^  , 

1  h«  ttesb.  fag,  p„M!Mr  w  w  ^  Mo  s  wstt£m  a>  - 
to  hialim  *  „*  *  sww^tttp.'  g6  wu  „  „  ^ 

®i4*  owpatont  fa  flu  „  plMO  art>  ^  ^  ^ 

to  »o  .to>*  oapaeity.  1*  fan  «a  p»visi  g  ^  ^ 

pjja&d  do  so^  oh?j!g*  * 

yotirA  vary  ,tj 

•  '  ■.  •,  j 

-Kswuai,  Bagia  a  GenVl,  Manager, 
Edison  GejiswaJ  Eleotrio  Compenys 
Schsrieq  iady,  Ifi,  Th,  . 

. . ,  *"  ^^'^5  1 ’ 


Edison  Buiidirg,  Broad  Street, 
New  York  City. 

*  yow  25th  te8to  i„  r£?§ar, 

Chandler  Mortgage,  and  to  my  repay  to  same  dated  July  lat, 
oh  X  informed  you  of  Mr.  Ediaon’a  desire  tint  you  should 
him  in  any  foreclosure  proceedings  which  might  be  in-  ' 
ad  in  this  connection,  will  you  please  inform  me  -of  the  ‘ 

;  status  of  the  natter.  Has  the  Mutual  Life  Ins.  Co.  Am- 
their  inert  gaga  on  the  property? 

Yours  tru'y , 

Private  Sacrutary. 

Alexander  Elliott,  jr<, 

W***  ^aml  able  Builtf*^, 

PateViqpn,  N*  tf* 

1 *"’  ”08i",e  w“-  *•  *«d  S8Pt,  M 

0'-‘bv  2ni  „  respe  jtively* 

1  sappo“>  «  yon-  offar  <*  S7,5!W  to  ,toUei.  Jg 

™UM  ™  «»  MV  <*  «•  »*«-«l»ire  «.  option  and  *«,„ 
tte  JdWMtr  36*i»y«‘»«F..  If  „  do  not  tt„a  t»  ^WW, 
i»  »,»  ww*.,  of  cow,  „  do  not  -nko  it. 

f.»  »»  VW»  tl»  down  for  con,,,^  Silva*  Swirie, 

vtovoHr  to  tto/kt  a>  &  **.  0.  worte. 

Ps^Ser's  minimum  is  too  high* 

it  ooor.  as  the  Works  at  Sedan  6„  in  ojn-*t!0n  end  an  tin 
olttWiow  X  *  a  M  yon  a  for  senators  Mo. 

Pl*Rs  on  and  Jones «  / 

I  «toJo8o  .^rawith  a  letter  **»  o®  of  my  men  who  is  maleic 
SR  •  p-te  sn-tf_yK  in  Penmylipaisla.  I  may  rant  you- to  visit  this' 
and  sec, .to  «a?»aoatte  Ffcepmks  tufawed  to.  You  had 
bbtfer  eaXl  anti  ace  ms  about  it, 
j  ]  iAptrs  truly  „ 

So'  3‘e  .OMUf  „  Bs>  o 0  Ser*J3,«  !tgtt&j8r9 

Saitia  fc-rpHof.  Kdisva  Eieefa’i  c  COo, 

Niw.r.ipk  City, 

OfJto  59  13i'lo 

’  Des?  sir ■;»  ’  '  ■  ■ 

Cepy  of  ycvp  tireula*  let  tee?  -Sc.  jjiutriot  Mangga*-.:  Jic- .. 
•">02;,  e&vlosf  ng  sopy  of  propoe«a  twin.**  agreem^  fo?  us*  b-M-  v  ■ 
votur*  Con$mv  *s&  its  «ipioyess9  has  bead  a»3y  reWiirad  by.  art. 
Bdi.ACh.o  -aio  p&Ues.tha  tell  Wig  point  in  vagard  *>  r.l'w  fifth 
Bls’aa?  of  the-  &ie.  agreement*  Suppose  an  employ*  hart  an  invent  h 
■and.  you  negotiate*,  with  him  *»r  its  parctese  and  ihiled  to- agree, 
by  the  towns  of  this  agreement  yda'-  would  tbftn  to  bound  to  i»*bi" 
tratw  and  possibly  is  obliged  to  pay  «.  bi;$  yam  of  mousy  fcs?  a 
v&py  small  affair  In  other-  wntoa  aupy  man  ccald  gat  up  soms- 
•thing  and  rfem  you  buy  it  ty  arbitrst.iono 

So  it rt  Bdivon  ihs  clause  above  referred  po  seems  bad# 

Private  Seoretai’y 

lone,  ow  0sntml  statimj  aixty 

on  road  at  ones.  Double  track. 

Evoryt^ins  complete,  except  Central  Station, 

aU"  0ldeiml  C03t  ^  regular  tm*k,  .  §31,000 

syssem.  m  g.  • 


>i  tot  with  120 

<t*  A**~  **  •««#*-  *  -^Mlwo*.  ^  «i*t  MuitvmjL 

<**-  M*d  Ajpwis  JinXJL>  4  AAiUt^fi^  uU  suuuutJl,  jtvi  jfr  4&.yM^ 

J  XVVtdUt  A4t&&ns  -tviruli  4lcU  4jfuAS  JtUt?  a*  4+tn~  *4  xjtn+/ 

•Mt  &  Mmsm/hX  (Uu>  *A+4r  xvm|  jm»  m  ^4«iL44  ^e£t 

/•**  ^  «**"  <*«&  'R  *- 

/  jy/jjJj  AU4 4  ^¥  -^tft*/ 

Henry  Vi a#«(  Esq., 

°ot.  6,  1891. 

Naw  Yo« c  City. 

Dear  s4i*:- 

tha  follow^  „„  Mt)mtaa  ear 
on  nn  rall„,4  „  miIsa  ^ 

LENGTH  96  miles  in  ft  * • 

‘  “  ”U"  ““  2  ^* 

.  f„Isht  w  w  Mch  on  ^  ^  ^  ^ 
thia  ialr  1  ”“‘S  W  h°°’'’  W  P"  «*.. 

thie  as  ths  woret  .conditioh. 

t.  ;i  COSt  °f  °°Pp0r  Pfll'S’'  **  noV^ludi„E  808t  of  poles  or 
their  are  ction- _ * _ _ _ _  r 


fost  Of  gtations  ej$tra. 

^3, 100  pair  mile 

46,000  per  mile. 

ljwer  «ws^a  „„  mer  „raraot  WBiaionSi 

*f""  W#^  *■*» 

*ln  ;  t0n°  on  Action  the  cost  would  be: 

$2,900  for  central  rail.  . 

— '  -•*■» GPO  ft>t*  copper 

Ksoo  per  mile. 

OCtob&t*  6th,  1891 „ 

PieMi vs.  Esq, ,  •  • 

Hxcnamsa.  Pl^q,  Room  6, 

K  *  *  0  J1  k  H  t  y» 


1  *"  '71-‘!h  Miserl  for  your  letter  of  1st  instant  in 
'•  to  iron  ora  property  situated  in  jjast  Virginia, 
lens  a  state  .ho  pivjea  at  w.,iqh  ^property  in  question  can 
ehaeofl,  and  *<iso  ijs  wxact  Kooati^  If  the  price  is  not 
itivs,  r  will  have  my  the  property  and  examine 

'**  °!an  ti8B  ?l^»ody  been  on  several  ijild  const  chases  down 
examining  mineral -deposits  which  were  rapreaentad  to  UB  as 
eeritobl.e  mountains  of- ore-,  but  which  we  found  to  bo  ,  in 
f,  small  veins  that  did  not  amount  to.  anything  at  nil, 

Yours  very  truly, 


a  position  at  nr  went 

in  tlio  labors- 

aar.o,  pleas  i 

tli  at  the  laboratory  inraefliutol; 

Yaire  vary  truly, 

October  Bth,  XBfil. 

a«o,  Paraorm  Lathrop*  Kso«, 

#*&  Several  Street, 

New  1  o  n  don,  COMM. 

Dear  sirs- 

Mr0  Kdison  has  read  your  letter  of  5th  instant.  ire 
aayc  that  he  ean  aigrrest  mine  mis  novoUies  for  description  in  your 
etory?  and  that  yon  need  have  nc  feabs  upon  that  point.  It  ie 
impoB&ihie  for  Mr.  Kola  or.  to  prevent  the  newspaper  reporter's  from 
obtaining' information  in  regard  to  3uch  matters  as  the  subject^  of 
the  Interview  to  which  you  refer. 

“  f»  Kuna,  J3na., 

#402  Garden  street. 

».  Edison  t»E  rosoiv,,,  your  dollar  „„ 

“  ’**  “  *“  -  «  «»  -  yo„  tes  „„ 

V”  rwsa  to  fw,sscra  T>  iSBio4  alj  r>  s_  Btv 

**  *“-»  «•  «a««  to  Wra 

"  ***>  ”*  “■>  »1U  *  sbsont  for  ,  „►  to,  - 

**“  tteraf0re-  *"»  «»  -  ~.i»  t,„a‘  ; 

»  oUv  thoy  arriwj  at  tiio  incoratory  if  thoy  n  u  a(J,_ 
r.  Kamouy,  „  tin  te.  vary  M.aaM  to  oo-.tfcoVfto™  thr,,^ 

Vourj  very  truly, 

Oot*  10,  1E91. 

Eduard  D.  Easton,  Esq;,,  President, 

The  Columbia  phonograp h  Company, 

#627  E  St. ,  H*  W. ,  Washington,  D.  C* 

Dear  Sir{- 

Plftase  pardon  the  delay  toich  has  6ectiri*ed  in  answer  ins 
your  letter  of  1st  instant,  which  was  referred  to  me  by  Mr..  Edison. 
In  reply  I  regret  that  it  will  be  impossible  for  me  to  attend  the 
Assembly  of  the  Ecumenical  Council  now  in  progress  at  Washington. 
Mr,  Edison  lias,  however,  instructed  me  to  forward  to  you  the 
necessary  appliances  for  reporting  their  prpeeadirigs,  and  ,T  an 
sending  the  same  to  you  to-day  by  express,  They  consist  of  two 
sensitive  recorders  and  two  diaphragm  arms,  with  a  good  turning 
off  knife,  for  the  purpose  of  obtaining  a  smooth  surface  on  the 
cylinder*  to  be  used.  In  order  to  get.  the  very  bast  results,  you 
should  also  have  flexible  brass  spaakirg  tubes,  but  unfortunately 
it  is  impracticable  for  the  writer  to  make  these  up  Ibr  you  on  as 
short  notice.  Please  return  the  recorders. etc.  when  you  abe 
finished  with  them,  and  I  hope,  that  they  will  be  found  satisfac¬ 
tory.  ■ 

Youvrt  v?ry  truly,  W.  H.  MILDER,  Expert . 

... M. 

No  y, 

MRi  jSD-aSOM^  RttPr.y. 

Yours,  truly, 

Private  Secretary, 

•S  0  C  I  35  T  A  0  ■«  K  R  A  I,  K  I  T  A  1  I  AHA  D  I 
•  35  X  E  T  T  R  I  C  I  *,*..• 

MIIiANfl-,  August  STih,  1891.' 



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I  3MWTRS0  I.IHH'?  00.  OP  'TJJRAPB,  (JiTWIFEP ) , 

!!ndor  late  of  Jamary  JJnfl -Xe  r.ecsivod  a  cowPunlxmVxtm 
frcim’the  E&iunn  (General  Electric  Company  In  which  .they  advise  is  $ 
that  we  weald'  receive  a  eommrnieatji.oh  from  yopr  Ofu-jpany  in  ragged 
to  I %h«  settlement  ol‘  our  claim  in  connection  .with  Lr®  Edison  ,rotcr- 
iai  furnished  for  the  Sprague  Eleotr.i.o 'Railway  in  -Rlc-renee. 

V-e  have  not  boon  advised  that  •atjy  •definite  solution  has  boon 

who  loaves  for  Asuerioa 't 

<  days  to  vayqjjrsjaent  um  in  the  adjs. 

ftPOIWM  smSSAliK  •I'£AI)XA>M..  ?I  yKJ.ETTRIO"': 

\  ’  my*  -k  wrn * m***  ^ M 

n£  instant. 

V  your  Orcheatj* 

ihreo  a«ats  in  parouett 


JPrivattt  Ser 


■  sor.  Building,  Broad  St 

I  more  herewith  the  ietter.  or  Met.*,  Oyer  4  se„J; 
te  yoorewr,  «,i*  „,owmi,a  »nir.>,W  *  «*  !Mt(W{ 

*"  'W*  *°  'Ur  ,P“-  »•*-«*♦*•  '  I  ‘Mhk  that  the  ****«,„ 
<weafJon  worn  cn  telegraph  apparatus 

*“  ».£.  M  I  «.  hot*  S0  of 




rosard  to 





At.  Q« 

Bai3C'r‘  Building,  Broad  Street, 
Hew  York  City,  ' 

0#t,  ia,  1951, 

’  Deal"  Sir:- 

I  have  your  letter  of,  12th  instant  in  ngard  to 
discontinuing  our  advertisement  in  BHONQSSSM,  This  ad*  Qan 
be  terminate*  Uny  time,  end  J  have  to-day  Witten  to  Mias  MoHae, 
wmnne  hjr  of  our  decision  to  diapontinu,  the  advertisement 
and  instruejirc  ter  not  to  insert  it  in  any  futuro  issue  of  her 
Joivnai  unless  authorised  by  <us,  in  vnliting,  to  do  do.  Trusting 
that  t  Ms  win  J>®  satisfactory  ;  . 

1  am,  your 3  truly, 

QBtoj>er  13r  ; 

'Por6  Montgomery,  j-j,  ; 

I  enoloae  tewrttu  lft,t  ■ 

M™n*  of  to  eMo  *  '*«'  »,•  to.80,  ta 

-•**  -*« »»*  -r  :r:rme’  * r 

«r  *1M  atoto^’.?**”  “  t*  °tto'  «•«.  « 

—  U  ««J  ^2  T“  rr  tt“  *-•.«-  *«* 

.  >u  -toMto,  mch  obIleJiie 

•fehmtjp  $^>$tapy» 

October  lsth, 

Ro  Blanoyi  Ksq, 
■IS  Pollen  sto, 

Yours  very  tru l'y 


Bear  Sir;- 

Mr.  Minor  has  ro«4  yo«r  lottor  of  3r4  irstsnt.  i„ 

“'*  *“  “"™‘  “»  “  *■»  »«  >»  r«  «.  aooompliah 

**  ”»  *"“*  ^i«si„..-  ,„hsP,  ^  oan 

ho  Phoaornphoj  by  «,«,  OJ.4  toworrootype  pros..,,  th.  ,olor>  6eiw 
riue  to  diffraction*  .  . 

October  18th,  1891. 

Major  s.  d.  Katon, 

l<dt non  building;  Broad  St., 
Now  fork  City. 

Dear  Sir:- 

your  letter  of  flth  inatant  in  regard  to  a  coftnpnicatfon 
v/hioh  was  received  from  Colonel  Golraud  (copy  of  which  was  *ent  to 
you),  belauv^to  the  alignment  by  him  of  certain  phonograph  pat¬ 
ents  to  the^Cnited  Phonograph  Company^  haa  been  received  by  Mr.  Rdi- 
evn.  He  notes  that  you  have  prepared  and  forwarded  to  Colonel 
Oouraud  for  execution  the  necessary  forma  of  assignment,  by  *hWh 
Mr.  Kdison  will  be  projected  in  his  right  to  any  application! of  the 

jrV  Swi-ta, 

OjWfco  14,  18  3i0 

Hr.  *H.«  to  TCW  „  nh  iM{mit' 

m<u\  ”*■  **"*»>'  wmiu 
*hle  1. 

»  h..  too  ^  j***,  „  lst ' 

110  }ia3  m3de  «*  t'ottortiiv  no  tit 


y^»  varpt  pay. 

I  have  exanined  Mr.  Edison's  agreement  with  the  A.  B.  Dick 
Company  relating  to  foreign  countries,  under  date  3lst  December, 
1889,  and  there  is  nothing  in  it  which  refers  specifically  to  the 
use  of  Mr,  Edison's  name  in  the  above  connection. 

The  5th  clause  of  the  said  agreement  provides  that  no- Company 
shall  be  formed  in  any  country  other  than  the  United  States  for 
ths  conduct. or  exploitation  of  the  mimeograph  business  without 
>t  the  written  consent  of  Mr.  Edison.  Here  is  the  paragraph  in  full: 

“The  said  party  of  the  second  part  (A.  B.  Dick  Cpi>)  hereby 
agrees  that  it  will  not  organize  or  cause  to  be  organized 
in  any  country  other  than  the  United  States,  any  corpor¬ 
ation  or  corporations,  company  or  companies,  for  .the  con¬ 
duct  oi’  exploitation  of  the'  business  carried  on  by  the 
said  party  of  the  second,  part,  in  the  manufacture  and  sale 
of  apparatus  containing  and  embodying  the  said  invention 
and  improvement;  covered  by  said  letters  Patent  No. 224,665, 
or  parts  thereof,  without  first  obtaining  the  written,  cor,” 

.  sent,  of  the  party  of  the  first. 'part*. ‘{Mr*  Edison).* 

I  re  turn  herewith  the  letter  of  J.  lewis  Young,  of 
on,  in  regard  to  the  use  of  Mr.  Edison's  name  in  connection 
rith  the  -Mimeograph,  the  same  having  accompanied  your  favor  to  n 
of  13th  instant. 

0.  Tate,  'Esq., 

Edison  Building,  Broad  St., 
New  York  City. 


Of  course,  inasmuch 
Company  the  privilege  of 
states  for  .sale  .in  foreig' 

as  the  agreement  confers  upon  the  Dick 
manufacturing  mimoogn^ha  in  the  United 
in  countries,  1  suppos/y  it  is  understood 

that  the  apparatus  win  ^  aold  by  them 

their  licensees  in 



"lB"  ^  M  the  “Ectloon  Mimosraph.- 

««>  pith  relation 

the  Mteoerapn  are  in  Major  the  only  one  rt.ieh 

lave  here  being  the  one  referred  to  aboVo, 

Yours  very  trdV> 

Da&r  Sir}.- 

Re  Philadelphia' mid  Reading  Coal  mnl  Iron  qo.  Lease* 

I  return  to  yon  herewith  the  eight  papers  which  accompanied  your 
letter  of  12th  instant  addressed  to  Hr*  Edison,  the  same  having 
bean  prepared  by  yon  to  take  the  place  of  the  old  leases  ff acting 
this  property.  Mr.  Edison  executed  each  of  the  said  documents 
to-day  and  adJcnbwl  edged  them  before  Mr,  Randolph,-  as  Commissioner 
of  Deeds*  X  app ehd  a  list  of  the  papers! 

(1)  lease,  P*  Si  8-.J,  j;  I*  Co,  to  Thomas  A*  Edison  ..dated 
November  18P  ia§0  ^0  copies). 

(2)  Agreement,  P«  &  R*.  C«  &  I.  Co*  with  Thoms  A*  Edison, 
dated  November  18th,  3840  1 2  copies), 

(3)  Lease  and  qormqnt  of  P-  &  R.  C.  &  Ii.  Co, ,  '.Thoms  A* 
Edison  bait*  YV.-  Concdntrati.%  life.,  dated  •  .day  of 
September1,  184*1.  -{b copies). 

(4)  Agreement,  fhOatas  A.  Edison  with  thd  N.  XV  Concentrating 

— *’:s.  dated  September  1831»  with  consent  of  8.  & 

October  16th, 

:Son  Building, 

KdiSOn  is  RUch  ahliced  for  your  favor  of  lath  in- 
«»nt,  »  *i.h  i.  contained  .  dopy  „  ywP  lelt„  „  ^ 

”®rl  *°  R0'’'rt  connection  with  the  Stoddard  .»0d,r. 

ground  Cable  Company.. 

very  truly, 

Privat  e  •  Secretary. 

-ho  Whitehead  !?ro 

in  ropard  to  the  proposed  of  your  Hr.  to  m  mm 

H-nec  In  reply  he  ha.  inetruoted  me  to  say  that  th.i  Hill  at  neae); 

”  't’lCh  '”1*  >»'  «<»Pfny  i«  to.  be  „.,a  has  Slot 

been  in  operation  sine,  th,  b.i,  ^  „m  Mn  ^ 

mn„i„B  in  about  too  ooeks,  hooee.r,  and  Hr.  Kdi.on  „ra„t.  that 
pour  Hr.  Y/hitehead  i»ospones  his  visit  until  that  time.  ' 

Yours  very  tiuly. 

Rrivato  Sen  rat  ary. 

#161  Cedar  Street, 

Hr.  fcai son  lms  received  your  letter-  of  Hth  Instant. 

Vou  have  been  misinformed  reapeq'tlnc  the  plant  at  ■"?; 'Jen ..  -Ho  trou¬ 
ble  has  boon  experienced  in  connection  with  any  e.  the  apparatus 
there  except  what  is  due  to  poor  construction,  arrl  that  is  now  be- 
'  in(j  remedied. 

Regretting  that  Hr.  Kdison  is  unabl6  to  avail  himself  of  your 

Oct‘«  in  1,  1891, 

A.  0.  Tato,  Esq., 

Edison  Building,  Broacl  St., 
Now  York  City  , 

With  reference  to  your  letter  of  19th  instant,  en- 

«■>  »*«"> -  » rai 
j  3,0riioh  W0re  applied,  to  Chasf  J,  McAleese,  Superintendent 
of  the  Baltimore  City  Eire  Alarm,  I  beg  to  infom  you  that  on 

°f  N0Veraber>  189D’  J*  B*  Voaue,  Gen’l,  Manager  of  the  Ajrw 
Diotriot  Telegraph  Co.,  Baltimore,  ordered  25  »G“  cells,  ex  jars, 
sent  to. Mr.  McAleese,  which  order  was  subsequently  increased  to 
40  "G’'  CaUs  by  Mr«  L°S“e»  info  ms  me  that  the  installation 
was  arranged  jointly  by  himself  and. Mr.  Yeakle,  on  tho  understand- 
.  ing  that  if  the  battery  proved  satisfactory  it  was  to  displace  the' 
one  then  in  use.  The  cells  were  sent  on  trial.  IS  of  them  were 
placed  on  one  of  the  Eire  Alarm  people’s  main  circuits  and  only 
lasted  about  five  weeks.  The  remaining  22  cells  wore  placed  on  a 
40  pen  register,  with  what  result  Mr.  Logue  is  unable  to  infom  me. 
Both  installations  were  nude  under  Mr.  logue’s  supervision.  50 
"6“  cells  ware  subsequently  ordered  by  tho  Tire  Alarm  people  and 
Paid  for.  Mr.  Isoguo  says  -that  the  last  time  he  discussed  the 
matter  .with  Mr0  Yeakle,  the  latter  advised  our  leaving  the  old 

Letterbook,  LB-053 

This  letterbook  covers  the  period  October  1891-October  1893.  Much  of 
the  book  consists  of  interoffice  correspondence  involving  Edison;  his 
bookkeeper,  John  F.  Randolph;  and  his  private  secretary,  Alfred  O.  Tate.  The 
letters  deal  almost  entirely  with  financial  matters.  There  are  many  letters 
concerning  the  personal  finances  of  Edison  and  Mina  Miller  Edison,  including 
the  liquidation  of  their  holdings  in  the  General  Electric  Co.  and  the  sale  and 
purchase  of  other  stocks  and  bonds.  Some  of  the  letters  relate  to  financial  aid 
provided  to  family  members,  such  as  Samuel  Edison  and  Margaret  Stilwell. 
Included  also  are  correspondence  and  other  documents  concerning  the  costs 
ot  experiments,  laboratory  and  company  payrolls,  Edison’s  account  with  the 
patent  firm  of  Dyer  &  Seely,  and  his  property  at  Menlo  Park.  There  are  also 
many  routine  letters  regarding  Edison’s  financial  transactions  with  the  German 
National  Bank.  The  front  cover  is  labeled  "From  October  19,  1891.  To 
October  28,  1893."  The  spine  is  stamped  "Letters."  The  book  contains  695 
numbered  pages  and  an  index.  Approximately  15  percent  of  the  book  has 
been  filmed.  Related  documents  for  this  time  period  can  be  found  in  LB-051 
and  in  LB-054  through  LB-058. 


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Letterbook,  LB-054 

This  letterbook  covers  the  period  October-December  1891.  Most  of  the 
letters  are  by  Alfred  O.  Tate  and  Thomas  Maguire.  There  is  also 
correspondence  by  Edison.  Many  of  the  letters  relate  to  the  manufacture  and 
marketing  of  phonographs  and  cylinder  recordings.  There  is  considerable 
discussion  of  the  packaging  of  cylinders.  Other  letters  deal  with  the 
development  of  wire-insulating  compounds  for  the  Edison  General  Electric 
Co.  and  the  ordering  of  a  motor  from  that  company.  Included  also  are 
financial  statements  for  the  Edison  Manufacturing  Co.  and  numerous  letters, 
many  addressed  to  the  firm  of  Dyer  &  Seely,  regarding  domestic  and  foreign 
patents.  In  addition,  there  are  letters  concerning  mining  and  ore  milling, 
electric  traction  systems,  and  the  testing  of  storage  batteries  at  the  West 
Orange  laboratory.  Appearing  on  pages  578  and  663  is  a  list  of  Edison’s 
inventions  for  1891.  The  spine  is  labeled  "General"  and  "From  Oct.  31, 1891. 
To  Dec.  31,  1891."  The  book  contains  695  pages  and  an  index 
Approximately  20  percent  of  the  book  has  been  filmed.  Related  documents 
for  this  time  period  can  be  found  in  LB-051  and  LB-053. 

OotOber  SJinfij 

w.  H*  Brearley,  Ksq< 


Detroit,  MKJHc 

Dear  Si) 

Xvnr  letter  of  9th  instant  in  rogard  to  the  ph oftojsraph 
waa  tSaly  received  by  Kr.  Mison..  TOiat  ycu  suggest  ie  already  an 
aocorapliahed  fact.  The  latent  otyle  of  phonograph  has  an  aUanh* 
’.nent  for  uao  in  connection  frith  a  nailing ;#ylMor.  Thin  cylinder 
is  1"  in  diameter,  »  l/2  *  long,  and  will  hold  about  400  worrits-* 

It  was  specially  devised  for  use  in  correspondence* 

Yours  very  truly, 

Private  Secretary* 



October  2 2,  1891. 

Edison  Bi&lding,  Broad  Street, 

With  reference  to  your  letter'  of  17th  instant  to<  Mr. 
Edison,  anking  if  our  method  of  labelling  nju3ical  records^  is 
patentable,  and  if  so  whether  he  considered  it  worth  while  taking 
out  a  patont,  I  beg  to  infojro  you  that  Mr*  Edison  has  returned 

your  conrnunicatiOn  narked  “n* 

It  is  not  quite  plain  which  of 

the  two  questions  embodied  in  your  inquiry- Mr.  Edison  intended 
this  reply,  for,  or  whether  he  meant  to  cover-  them,  both,  hut  it  is 
pertwps  sufficiently  comprehensive  for  your  purpose- 

YOurs  truly, 

October  22,  91, 


Broad  Street, 

Mr.  Edison  does  not  v/ish  the  Wax  Factory  at  Silver 

Lake  opened  until  our  stock  of  cylinders  has  boon  reduced  to 

answer  to.  your  letter  on  the 

lonth'o  supply.  The  foregoing 

subject,  dated  ITth  instant,  address od  to  My.  Edison. 

Yours  thuly. 

Oct,  22,  IS&t, 

A.  0.  Tata,  Esq'. , 

Edison  Bui  .Ida  an,  2  road  St  root, 

New  York  City. 

Bear  Sir.i^ 

In  reply  to  youi*  letter  I'i'tli  instant,  with  relation 
to  the  attachment  f“qr  adjust  ins  the  phonograph  devised  by  Walter 
ttiller  aid  applied  to  a  nickelrdnvfchci^slct  trichina  in  the  I/sbora.- 
tery,  Mr.  Edison  repeats  his  suggestion  to  that  effect  that  one  of 
these  Attachments  should  be  presented  y^th  every  100  cylinders 
fterdhdhod  from  u&.  We  could  thin,  Mr.  Edison  says',  set  a,  price 
Upon  tWJ  apparatus  and  supply  duplicates  of  it  td  such  companies 
.as  might  cUtt  IWh  them. 

Y«h«j  truly. 

October  22,  2891. f 

A.  0.  Sato,  Iisq., 

Edison  Building,  Broad  St., 

Now  York  City. 

Bear  Sir:- 

I  return  herewith  lot ter  from  the  Gen'l.  Manager  of 
the  Contracting  Dep't.,  Edison  Gpn'l.  Electric  Co.,  together  with 
copy,  of  letter,  from  Ur.  K.  A.  Eyerett,  of  Toronto,  asking  for 
information  in  regard  to  Mr.  Edison* o  now 'dec trie  railway 
system,  both  of  which  accompanied  your  favor  of  17th  instant, 
upon  which  Mr.  Edison  has  made  the  following  pencil,  note: 

“All -right l  Will  hereafter  refer  to. Edison 
Gen'l.  Co.  You  know  enough  to  reply  to 

Yours  truly* 

Oct.  22,  1891. 

Jane a  Brown,  Esq.,  Sup't., 

The  Direct  U.  S.  Cable  Co.,  Limited, 

Ko.  40  Broadway,  Hew  York  City. 

Dear  Sir:- 

Your  esteemed  fevop  of  16th  instant,  enciqsing  messago 
from  Col.  Qouraud ,  was  duly  received,  but  the  reply  tq  same  was 
delayed  owii\»  to  the  absence  of  Mr.  Edison. 

Mr.  Edison -will  be  obliged  if  you  will  kindly  send  the 
following  reply  to  Col.  Gouraud:- 

“Wall  Ship  immediately  talking  doll  ‘for  use  at  Conrad 
Cook's  lecture;  if  possible,  v/ill  send  two.  EDISON.  ■ 


Private  Secretary. 


J  U  ty,, t>4  ^ , ,  .  ij 

Oct.  23, 

Mr,  C.  A.  Johnson, 

P.  0,  Box  256,  Birmingham,  Ala. 

Dear  Sir:- 

Your  letter  of  15th  instant  in  regard  to  Mr.  Edison’s 
Ore  Mill ir£  process,  was  duly  receivod.  In  reply  I  beg  to  inform 
you  tint  tin  Company  which  controls  Mr.  Edison's  Magnetic  Ora 
Separators  manufactures  them  for  its  ovm  use  only.  The  machines 
are,  of  course,  only  applicable  .to  magnetic  ores.  Mineral  proper¬ 
ties  are  leased  or  purohased  and  worked  by  the  Company  itse-lf. 

The  Feekukill  plant  to  which  you  refer  will  be  in  opex-ation,  it  is 
expected,  in  about  two  years'  time;  the  Company  is  about  to  com¬ 
mence  the  construction  of  a  railroad  there.  Thanking  you  for 
your  letter 

I  an,  yours  very  truly, 

Private  Secretary. 

u*. . 

Oct.  23,  1891. 

A.  0.  Tate,  Esq., 

Edison  Building,  Broad  Street, 
Hew  York  City. 

Boar  Sir:- 

dofeiring  again  to  the  complaints  which  have  bean  re¬ 

ceived  from  several  Phonograph  Companies  in  regard  to  our  method 
of  packing  musical  records,  I  bog  to  inform  you  that  I  have  dis¬ 
cussed  the  matter'  with  Waltdr  Miller  and  the  information  obtained 
from  him  on  tl*  subject  is  embodied  in  the  following: 

It  3 oo ms  that  Mr.  Edison’s  object  in  packing  the  cylinders  in 

pasteboard- boxes,  and  discarding  the  cotton  batting  which  is  used 
by  the  North  American  and  other  Phonograph  Companies,  was  that  by 
so  doing. he  would  avoid  injuring  the  surface  of  the  record.  When 
cylinders  are  wrapped  in  cotton  tatting  it  appaars  that  the  cotton 
sticks  to  them,  thereby  injuring  the  surface  of  the  record  and 
causing  the  reproduction  ta  be  scratchy.  Walter  informs  me,  how¬ 
ever,  that  When  at  Montreal  recently  he  discovered,  in  connection 
with  the  musical  records  sent  there  for  exhibition,  that  a  large 
accumulation  of  duct,  from  the  excelsior  rJi'ich  wo  use,  becomes 
deposited  on  the  surfaco  of  the  cylinder,  and  that  the  damage,  done 
the  record  thereby  is  mu-ch  greater  than  that  inflicted  by  tha 
cotton  batting.  Waiter  also  believes  that  the  liability  of  break¬ 
age  is  greater  in  ow  system  than  in  th?  other.  Another  argument 

in  favor  of  the  cotton  batting  is  that  it  would  bo  rmch  oheapdr. 

V/o  receivod  a  few  day  a  w;o  ono  thousand  of  thcr  pasteboard 
boxes,  and  whether  or  not  you  dacido  to  change  our  method  of 
packing:  I  think  it  is  desirable  for  us  to  use  those  up,  for  by 
eo  doing  wo  rail  be  afforded  an  opportunity  of  subjecting"  them  to 
another  teat,  which  should -enable  us  to  decide  as  to  their  suita¬ 
bility  for  au?  purp oa a .  I  Tail  wake  careful  note  of  euy  com¬ 

plaints  in  this  connection  that  may  be  received  in  the  future'. 


A,  0,*  Tate,  Esn., 

Edison  Building,  Broad  3t. , 
Mow  Ypvlc  City. 

i  beg  to  inform  you  that  Mr.  Dickson  obtained  this 
from  Mro.  Kdiabn  the  following  medals  etc.  belonging  to 

.’•:ich  he  Kirill  proceed  at  once  to 

1  Gold  Medal,  French  International  Exposition,  1878. 

1  Bronze  "  "  0  “  ,  1839. 

1  Gold  Medal,  Italian  Society  of  Science. 

1  Gold  Medal,  souvenir  of  Eiffel  Tower,  presented  by  Eiffel 
to  Mr,  Edison. 

1  Enameled  Cigar  Case  presented  ,to  Mr,  Edison  by  the  Czar  of 

2  Gold  Medals,  in  case,  Italian  order  conferred  upon  Mr. 


Insignia  of  the  order  legion  D’hOrtnour  -  Command  erv, 
a  u  u  "  -  Officer. 

Letter  of  King  of  Italy  to  Mr.  Edison,  with  translation. 

The  following  wore  delivered  ip  Mr.  Dickson  by  the  writer! 

1  Silver  Medal  presented  to  Mr.  Edison  by  the  Municipal 
authorities  of  the  City  of  Oomo,  the  birthplace  of  Volta, 
Letter  from  the  Municipal  Authorities  of  the  City  of  Como, 
with  translation. 

Certificate  of  Membership  pn  the  Committee  pf  the  Interhation~ 
al  Electrical  Exhibition,  1891,  Frankforfc-on*thB  Main. 
Certificate  of  Mentorship  in  Roy^l  Academy  of  Sciences  in 

Thelrw  are  also  Certificates  of  Mr.  Edison' 3  Honorary  Member  ship  in 
M.  Y.  Chamber  of  Commerce,  H»  Y»  Telegraph  <JTol>,  and  membership 
in  Am.  Society  of  Mechanical  Epeine era  etc. ,  which  I  assure  you 
do  not  want  Mr.  Dickson  t°  Phonograph*  A A 
Y<«rt  truly, 

Oct.  26,  J891, 

Samuel  Insull,  Esq.,  2nd  Vice-President, 

H  d  i  s  o  n  G  e  n  '  1.  Electric  Co., 
New  York  City. 

Dear  Sir:- 

Your  letter  of  21st  instant,  in  regard  to  c  suitable 
compound  which  is  needed  for  use  on  your  grade  Wo.  1  wire,  was 
forwarded  to  Mr.  Edison  at  Ogdens burgh,  and  1  now  teg  to  advise 
you  that  he  ton  returned  the  same  to  the  Laboratory  -with  instruc¬ 
tions  to  turn  it  over  to  our  Mr*  Ayleswortk.  wh irh  ha.-  ban:  done, 
Mr,  Aylea worth  beliove3  ttot  i  non-infla»r,;:able  compound  can  be 
furnished  that  will  answer  your  purpose,  and  he  will  consult  Mr,. 
Edition  about  it  at  the  earliest  possible  moment. 

Yours  very  truly, 

Private  Secretary* 


Oct.  26,  1391. 

Scmuel  Insull,  Esn.,  2nd  Vice-Pres't. , 

Edison  G  e  n  '  1.  Electric  Co., 
How  Yor^c  City. 

Doar  sir:- 

I  return  herewith  file  of  correspondence  in  regard  to 
the  Rook  Drill  patented  by  Mr.  0.  W.  Sticlcney,  together  with  copy 
of  U.  S.  Patent  No..  270,613,  the  same  having  been  f° warded  by 
you  to  Mr.  Edison  at  Ogdpns burgh  with  your  letter  of  21st  instant. 
In  reply  Mr.  Edison  lias  made  a  pencil  note  on  your  letter  as 
follows :  "I  do  not  believe  in  -fiiis.  Edison*1' 

Private  Secretary. 

Private  secretary. 


Oct.  27,  1891. 

Thorrac  A.  Edison,  Es,]., 

IJ,  Jr.  &  Penn' a.  Concentrating  v/orkc, 

Ogdons  bur^h,  II.  J. 

Dear  Sir:- 

1  enclose  herewith  another  letter  wh ich  was  received 
this  morning  from  Mr.  Eugene  H.  Lewis,  in  regard  to  an  interview 
v;-'ich  he  and  Mr.  J>*  Infrevillo  desire  to  linvo  with  ycu  re  the  Y/elch 
case.  Yo\i  will  note  that  the  case  i3  expeoted  to  come  on  for 
trial  the  first  week  in  November,  and  tlat  Mr.  Lev; is  deems  it 
essential  for  the  consultation  to  take  place  at  onoo. 

In  accordance  with  your  instructions,  a. letter  has  lie  on 
mailed  to  V/.  3.  Mallory  to-day,  advising  him  of  Mr.  3  wart  s'  dis¬ 

Yours  very  truly. 


Oct.  20,  1891. 

\'t.  S.  Mallory,  13uq., 

No.  7  Randolph  Street, 

ChicaGO,  Illinois). 

Dear  Sir:- 

Mr.  Edison  lias  instructed  me  to  inform  you  of  the 
fact  tint  Mr.  Swart s  has  been  discharced  from  the  Mevr  Jersey  and 
Pennsylvania  Concentrating  Works  for  intemperance  and  total  in¬ 
comp  otency. 

YOurs  very  truly. 

Private  Secretary. 

Oct.  28,  1881* 

A.  0.  Tate,, 

Eel  13 on  Buildiw;,  Broad  St, 
Mew  YorK  oity  • 

!  leW.'  tw  “,aS°P 

of  scl-.ene.iady  *■  *»  «•<»«  “  tM  P' 

Mich  is  W  «*.'  “*  SilVeP  la“' 

Mien  says  that  if  «-  seWeiady  «.  ~«M  "»*  * 

terrain  standard  Xa.  1  inachirte,  Vnich  w  a  motor  of  about  8 
mL.  se  as  io  *„  WOO  ~T 

Me  pwposfr,  ana  M  Ita.  y-  «“  " 

7/itli  ono  of  then*  imncdiateiy . 

Voters  tnixyj  / 


Private  secretary* 

October  29th,  XStH. 


#242  V&tn  Street, 

Orange,  K«  ?. 

Goar  Sir}* 

Please  afivi8e  me  if  the  Wateltthg  Averxtf$,  Deed/which  I 
Bent  to  you  reoently^haa  been  aaaeptad  by  the  TomiBhip  Comaittee^aaW!^ 
nwoh  oblige, 

A.  0.  Tate,  Esq., 

Edison  Cuiiding,  Broad  at., 
Mow  York  c^y 

pear  Sir:- 

I  havo  your  letter  of  26th  instant  in  regard  to  the 
packing  of  musical  records,  m-i  Walter  Miller  will  carry  out  your 
suggestion  relative  to  packing  soma  of  the  cylinders  in  cotton 
batting.  Walter  proposos  to  pick  in  the  manner  named  half  of 
each  shipment  of  50  or  wore  records  that  vre  iray  make  during  the 
next  month  or  so,  scut  to  send  the  other  half  in  the  pasteboard 
boxes  that  WO  are  uOw  Using.  1  can  then  ask  the  Companies  to  which 
the  shipments  aho  made  to  inform  us  how  the  cylinders  wore  reo'd., 
aiai  Which  of  them  ware  in  the  best  condition.  This  should  en¬ 
able  us  to  determine  Which  of  the  two  methods  of  packing  is  the 
beat  for  odr  purpose. 

Yditrs  fhxly. 


October  29trH* 

■'tbftafta  fi»  Connery*  K«q*, 

hi«-w*Ujm  rm,  «•  J. 

Dew*  Sir:- 

At  Mf.  KftiBon'o  ttgatll  I  for**H  to  you  the  enoloae^ 
<tf  e  letter  revived  bi r  Bite  irom  Mf.  Johh  Kreuli,  with.  relat¬ 
ion  ti  the  ?our  y«in*  men  fro*  South  America,  ebon  yoar  frienfc  «*- 
IV  fyreidWB  ueeirefl  eflniittea  to  «fc*  Saheneetefly  WorXo.  Hr,  K&eofc 
recvwto  frhft  it  is  i^raetioahSierto  gratify  Kr>  Paredea'o  wiefie* 
elih  rennet  to  theVe  young  tn#i  taring;  to  the  present  croefleit  <-«?- 
flit  ton  o£  the  Varies**  He  SfagfliHe  that  application  be  wade  to 
the  Iftotaepiw-fiwunton  people;  et  s»*>t  *ouid  be  *»  ge$$>  have  the 
th#  eleotrioel  toorhe  *t  Cornell  varjrftaeity,, 

y«a«j  jwsfy  tvelyv 


*c  b  fr  y. 


Soheq^Rtady,  H.  Y.,  Oct.  mb.  fc*. 

Wy  dear  Mr.  'Edison:  - 

I  have  jfpu r  latter  ofr  the  lath  inatant,  and 
in  reply  would  say  that  unleaa;  you  are  particularly  enxio«B  ib*t  we 
ehedld  comply  with  the  request  of  Mr.  feonn^ry,  I  nust  decline  to 
take  three  or  four  of  these  yostae  mfcn.  We  have  already  over  fifty 
here  norr,  which  is  really  more- jthah  wre  have  room  for.  I  will, 
'however,  plbO'tt  all  or  arty  of  t^kn»  If  ywr  ao  desire, 

1  rfeturn  yda  Mr.  aortn»ry,4‘l?i‘'ter  o t  the  12th,  herewith. 

Yours:  khaly, 

{Signed^  John  Kreu&i,fc 

ooiwr&  Manager. 


lorrespondenoo  with  the 

H «w  York-  and  to  your  lot  ter  of  241 

jotter  advise 

possible  he-  will 

■ystem  on  their  line: 

to  obtav 

determine  whet1 

vonient  to 

Yours  very  truly 


Col.  Goo.  R.  Gouraud, 

Edison  House,  Northumberland  Ave., 

London,  Yf.  C.,-  England. 

1  beg  to  confirm  the  following  cablegram  which  was 
sent  to  you  22nd  instant  by  Mr.  Edison,  via  The  Direct  U.  S. 
Cable  Co.,  Limited:- 

“Y/ill  ship  iron  ed  lately  talking  doll  for  use  at  Qonrad 
Cook’s  lecture;  if  possible  will  send  two.  EDISON. 11 

Two  dolls  go  forward  by  to-morrow's  steamer. 

Yours  ’/cry  truly. 

S  | 

Private  Secretary.  dt 

u  Jr 

0 ct,  30,  lgtfU 

Edison  General  Electric  Go., 

Lojrp  Manufacturing  Dep't., 

Hupriaon,  H.  J. 

With  reference  to  tl«  oncloaed  orclor  for  lamp  bulbs, 
vfiion  sending  these  to  the  laboratory  please-  pack  them  carefully.. 
There  were  50  bulbs  brokon  in  tho  last  barrel  that  you  sent  to  us, 
the  re  suit  of  careless  packing.  The  barrel  contained  150  bulbs, 
op  you  V/iil  see  that  the  breakage  was  quite  excessive.  The  broken 
bulbs  are,  of  course,  useless  to  us,  and  we  will  be  obliged  if 
you  will  make  it  your  business  to  set  that  those  for  which  we  now 
send  you  order  are  packed  carefully  and  in  a  proper  manner. 

Should  they  come  to  hand  in  a  condition  similar  to  the  last  Ship¬ 
ment,  v/e  will  return  them  to  you. 

Yours  very  truly, 


Oct.  31,  1391, 

i;yor  '  Seely, 

Ho.,  36  iV  a  1  1  st  r  c  c  t 
Ho '/r  York  City. 

x  ra'~  t0  acknowledge  the  receipt  of  your  letter  of 
tant,  enclosin',  assignment -to  Thomas  A.  yJcUson  from  V.'.  K. 
Df  his  invent! or  on  improvement  in  the  art  of  photography 
>V  application  Y'4.‘-3340. 

Yours  very  truly, 

Pi’ivate  Secretary. 


Milan  ,  .  Brio  Oo., 

I  beg  to  inform  ydu  that  there  will  w  shipped  to 
yo\ir  address  to-day,  by  oppress,  in  accordance  with  instructions 
received  from  Mr.  Edison,  ono  Foat'-Treadlc  Phonograph  and  50 
Musical  Records.  Mr.  Edison  will  also  send  an  Expert  to  Milan, 
who  will  explain  to  you  tbs  Operation  of  tlx,  phonograph,  and  it  is 
ur.  Edison's  desire  that  ycu  do  nfct  unpack  the  machine  until  the  ( 
arrival  of  the  Expert,  who  will  call  upon  you  the  latter  part  of 

Yours very  truly, 

Private  Sacra  t»W» 

Oct.  51,  1890. 

Edison  General  Sloe  trie  Co., 

Eadtoata  District,  Edison  Bd£.,  Byoad  St., 

NOw  York  City . 

Dear  SiT&:~ 

Referring  to  tho  enclosed  order  for  a  #1  Standard 
HotoPi  please  put  this  requisition  through  with  all  possible 
haste-.  We  qr?  in  a  hurry  for  th^  machine,  and  wish  to  be  put 
in  possession  of  it  at  the  earliest  -possible  moment.  Anythinc 
that  you  can  do  to  expedite  its  shipment  from  tho  Schenectady 
Y/olrks  would  be  appreciated  by 

Yotitei  truly, 

uct  <j  31,  1891, 

Thoiias  A.  "Edison,  "Esq. , 

H.  J.  S:  'Porin'  o.o  Concent ra-fc in-  Works , 
Ogdens bur^h,  !u  JV 

Dear  Sir:- 

I  onoloao  li&revritl]  coni'-  of  Duplicate  Musical  Record 
Report  for  the  vraek  end  ins  October  31st,  1891;  also  copies  ol 
Manufacturing  Company's  weekly  Financial  Reports  for  week  endin' 

October  '29th, \  1891. 

I  alsioric&oso  ioreivith  a  letter  received  to-day  fron  Ur. 
P.  B,  Delanyfxtogot'her  with  newspaper  clippings.. 

Yours  very  truly 

0  6  P  Y. 



O  R  A  N  0  K  ,  N.  J. 




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Chas*  jr.  Biyxinf  Sflq*,  Mmisgor, 

Bdiddrt  tien'l.  Electric  Co.,  Eastern  District,, 

Replying  to  your  letter  of  2nd  instant,  in  regard  to 

order  #8413  calling;  for  ft  No.  1  Stftrtdftrd  Edison  Motor, 

aaairo  to  have  this  motor  wund  11^0  voits,  and  viU  also  re- 

irairo  a  Aioostat  and  base  frftiae. 

Tcnra  truly, 


Hov.  V  1891, 

i'ftins  is  U.  Upton,  Ear,.,  Gen'l.  Manager, 

bamp  Mfg.  Depft.,’,  Edison  Gm'l.  31a e.  Ce,, 

Harrison,  H.  J. 

Dev.r  EirJ- 

Mr,  Edison  is  nuch  obli god  for  your  letter  of  3  let 
ultimo,  enclosing  copy  of  a  latter  from  Mr.  Clark,  relative  to 
certain  tests  nhich  wore  conducted  by  him  at  the  Laboratory,  and 
•i  i  "w; Ration  with  vhieh  no  felt  tl»  rant  of  a  storage  battery. 

Mr,  Edison  is  in  ffc vor  of  having  a  storage  bntt&ry  at  tlio 
Laboratory,  and  ha  say3  that  then*  should  be  ora  installed  here. 

Private  Secretary, 

E4Sa on  BuSHlnsf,  B*o»4:St., 

Nflw  Toy*  city 

Ref  among  to  i*W  JOttOr  of  3td  lnat*»40  I  be«  tp 
inform  you  tfa*t  n*.  S*  «amis«  to  sou  by 

mounted  yhotognipha  of  inn,  Rdi*on*a  ao&itls,  dooomtione  *!$»,  ~h<, 
Ur.  JHflJcocn  vishsa  yon  to  return  to  ^aftUo  j>*oe|*  tfUth  hi  handed 
to  p*  p*roOT»iiy.  '  '  ' 

VeWtti  >*ry  ttftrtyv 

*»  &♦*  *#*  W  **  Jaw-  m  ***#>  of  tfc*-te*8» 

Britten*  t^a*,  JR*  *  *>'*  *&x*r'  Vb®**** 

*ri?r  jtt*um  *4  on  «*iri  bBO^.  Tb<*  rtegatives  4t*  4  yi»or 


*«*•  6,  280; o 

H  fHOM  J{  MAY  C^OJrh,,. 

tWa  is  u  mM#y  that  t*  boaror,  <5*0*0?  h.  Al1?h,  was 
eBpl^-^d  in  this  laboratory  about  two  **  «  half  living 

ihM  period  ho  afrtod  in  various  capacities,  in  aach  of  which  - 
pofform&d  hio  duties  to  our  satisfaction.  Ho  worico,;  as 
yiraman  for  ua  about  18  wont  ha?  wo  conoid  or  him  antirely  content 
to  fin  auoh  a  position,  and  <Stadrfully  moocnond  him  to  any  or.* 
in  head  of  his  aervicaso 


n  ft****—' 

■>oo.  H.  Hosa,  Esq., 

#63  &  65  Y/est  Washington  St., 

0  h  i  c  a  g  o  ,  ILLS. 

V/ith  reference  to  your  letter  of  38th  of  October  oA~ 
•Ireoavd  tc  Mr.  Kdiaon,  with  .relation  to  the  Crystal  Wfeter  Palace 
which  It  is  proposed  to  erect  at  Chicago  in  connection  with  the 
Columbian  Exposition  to  be  held  in  that  City,  Mr.  XAlmn  .ue-jrote 
that  M  cannot  entertain  your  proposition,  relative 'to.  tie  n 
in-  interested  in  the  project.  Mr.  Edison’s  own  exhibit  at  the 
World’s-  Pair  will  call  for  all  of  his  attention  and  it  *wl«  bo 
q-iito  impracticable  for  him  to  devote  any  of  his  tir-e  to  other  n.a 
ter s  connected  therewith. 

In  regard  to  renting  space  for  exhibition  purposes  ia  the  rr 
Posed  building,  and  also  with  reference  to  furnishing  the 
ar;d  appliances  necessary  for  the  eleotrical  displays  referred  H 
youz’  letter,  you  might  oormunicate  with  the  home  office  of ’.the 
Edison  ttert’1.  Rise. -Co.,  Edison  Building,  Broad  St.,  Mew  1W*  City 
Company  will  have  charge  of  all  the  details  of  the  Edison 

Years  very  truly. 

P*»f.  *U  B.  flaks, 

so.  9b?  s^nsom  street* 

JhU&dsJphia,  Pfl 

Xv.  Winmte  reM  your  i,tt„  OI  mi>  Mtfao>  ^ 

”hi°h  y°“  ■“»«  —  iWi*  th,  ^  „ 

•rou^t  to.  lMte,  t„,  WBri>irth  „  yom,  ^  ^ 

r"1*”"  with  the  (o«,  no.  8»mt. 

In  »J>ly  ho  h«a  instructed  «,  to  i„rom  ro„  th„ 

p,.Pie  *»»..?.*  «.  **«.*«*,*„,.  „„ 

thin,  <»«^f«ht  >.jr  to  then  on  tho  .object  of  boiler,  -„ola 
net'  have  any/affact. 

Ml  tbs  letters  which  von  >u  t>  Ur.  Idiscn  *  naUlion 
to  el.ctri.  lishting  in  fuicdelphi.  *.  ,„  a„s„. 

C°-’  *Itt  «“  rt"  -  «ha.  to  «t3  „  tna 

<&,  Jjzsr 

Jriysft?.  «, 

Yours  truly, 

»***  8jl*x 

Has  r**a  *,tW  of  27^  in 

*****  >  *i*  aapaoymant  *  !**«#»?  «yai,»  m  **  ***,„* 
«***«*****  *Hv*t«d  Vt^annr  •!**  *  »**..  MPo  ^i6on 
****  that,  jk  *31  *»om*  t»  «*&  %«  *h«*  ytm  «*,»***  *00i  in 

*»&K»124«.  witU  hia  *il*ajr  ay^e*.  t  Wuld  alg# 

*****  t4*  Sn^tito  m  ,4»*l«fc  fop 

^  ******  ««jp*  and  *******  loo** 

k^aS^**!*****  *m*  *3^*  *  »*,  **t*  a**. 

5  1891* 

tea,  b.  hart#* 

frte  H  Hd  •  i  Ultte  a  .  ta 

tno?,  ■ 

8-4/  :  Jj&sT'. 

Priwca  $&*&&? 


Hov-u  7,  lS9Io 

Prof.  H.  Ho  Thurston, 

Sibley  Collo go,  Cornell  University, 

Ithaca,  a.  r* 

Reply  to  your  latter  of  25th  ultimo  .ha*  ttfev.,  de¬ 
layed  ovine  to  the  necessity  of  my  having  to  forward  i*  to  Us% 
Edison,  who  is  now  at  his  iron  mine  in -Ogden,  N,  J<.,  xti  tan  he 
expects  to  remain  for  some  time  yot, 

Mr.  Edison  has  instructed  mo  to  say  in  answer  to  >ur  out'" 
municatio n  that  he  regie ts  exceedingly  he  is  again  compelled  »o 
decline  your  kind  invitation,  so  courteously' extended  tc  himself 
and  Mr.s«  JSdis on,  to  visit  Cornell.  At  the  present' time  Ur,  VLitw 
is  busily  -engaged,  night  and  day,  and  can  scarcely  find  'tea*  to 
eat  or  asleep.  Ho  is  trying  vary  hard  to  dispose  of  sew-  of  tlfc 
more  pressing  work,  and  until  that  is  accomplished  he  will  not, 
permit  himself  to  give  a  thought  to  recreation.  He  appreciates 
very  highly  your  invitation  and  regrets  his  inability  to  **&* 
It  at  this  time* 

In  regard  to  a  lecturer  to  talk  to  y*ur  students  on  the 
Edisoh  aeries  of  inventions,  Mr,  Edison  suggests  U»  A,  *. 
cf  the  Laboratory ,  who  is  the  Ccmnltina  Elec  uic' i.v 

oar  Mr.,  Kdiao.n:- 

Yoi  may  remember  me  an  the  member  of  .the  World'* 
Staff  who  aooompaniod  you  to  lunoheoh  on  the  Oocasionof  laying 
the  oornor  storte  of  the  Pulitzer  ending,  and  who  suggested  the 
idea  of  depositing  phonographic  cylinders  in  the-  Corner  stone- 
1  hesitate  in  introducing  a  personal  matter  on  so  busy  a  man,  .but 
am  onconraged  to  do  so  by  the  refutation  that  both  you  and  I  have 
•workod  <«r  way  up"-you  to  the  head  of  applied  electrical  science, 
and  I  to  the  editorial  charge  of  the  greatest  newspaper  in  the 
world  (or  1  think.) 

You  aim  appreciate,  therefore,  my  interest  in  my  boy,,  concern¬ 
ing  whom  I  venture  to  ask^a  word  of  advice,  fe  in  25  years  old; 
took  a  6  years  course  in  electrical  engineering  at  the  'Boston  In¬ 
stitute  of  Tocology*  went  Immediately  ( two  ^y  ears  ago)  into  the  * 
service  of  the  Boston  Board  of  Ffse  AUnderwritera,  and  has  ri'*en 
to  be  second  in  the  branch  of  Klectrical  Kxpert  Examiner,.  die 
knows  (at  least  suporfioialdy )  every  pieoo  ^'.pl'sctrical  cnedhinery 
in  Boston,  is  both  a.  good  penman,  and.  an  exeao^it  writer  teas  editor 
of  tho  Tocology  for  two  years-  -  is  a  young  man  «T  jgoed  health 
and  exemplary  habits-bright,  industrious-. 

He  is  getting  §100  per  month^there  is  nothing  on  (Hr  bettor  in 
the  ihture  in  atch  a  position* 

Can  you  use  such  a  boy  to  better  la  there  a 

for  a  young  electrician  who  has  hbi  (so  fpr)  thw  iftSrehtiYB  m^lont? 
fpm  respect, 

JfouK*  yow 

'!  H  K  WORLD 

Mow  York  City,  .October  17th,  1891. 

C  0  t>  Y, 


Orange,  IL  October  OAthr  Ql. 

■W.  H.  horrill,  »  RDXTOt*, 


Ne?/  York  City. 

Dear  Siri- 

Rejily  to  your  letter  of  17th  Instant  addressed  to  Mr* 
Wilson,  with  relation  to  your  son,  has  been  delayed;  owing  to  the 
necessity  of  my  paving  to  forward  it  to  Mr.  Kdison,  *fco  ia  at 
present  absent  from  homo. 

1 £>,  Raison  hae  now  ro turned  ypur  eornmniaatiow  with  instrao* 
tionw  •to  .asyr  to  you  that  in  hi8  ppiniOn  there  1b  a  great  dhture  In- 
eloptrlaal  engineering;  that  if  you  desire  it  he  will-  -antf  plaeo 
year  eon  in  tteme  department  of  the  Kdison  business,  there,  the 
iwong  nan 'tins  W-hA*  he  wot  Id  oome  wt  weir. 

Your  a  'for'J  itnl'Ji 

{SI8HKD}  Xd  h  V  A  iidr 

-Net/  Yterte  Oity,  October  <i&th*  1801. 

Deter  Mr.  Sdibonf- 

1  thank  yod  very  buch  for  your  favprable  re¬ 
sponse  to  my  letter  of  ihtfciiry  oonoedhing  my  eon.  I  believe  the 
^oung  man  Ins  "sand.*  The  Boetcn  Board  of  Underwriters  thinks 
so,  1  Jutego,  for  they  havo  this  peek  complimented  him  on  hid-  work 
Wd  -advanced  hie  pay  to  $l,r,00.  He  started-  at  $1,000  ye&1's 
fitp,.  But  is?  *  letter  just  receive^  from  hint  he  is  dxcited  with 
flight  at  the  prospect  of  being  placed  in  one  of  the-  Kdieo*  Cpm* 
panics.  Me  feels  wro  that  he  «oil*  make  his  way,  and  asks  rte.t.a 
mention  as  references  anyone  cornneoted  with  th»  Boston  Board  of 
TOnaerwritera,  or  the  Kdison  Company  of  Boaton.  He  thinks  thatj  ^* 
V.  9.9mm  ct  your  office  in  tbir  9.1**  ^ld  remember' a  long- con- 
veraatibH'hafl  tW*h  him  when  my  eon  was  on  here  lately  &h  tt  rep¬ 
resentative  ottehe  Boat  on  Board  to  the  conference  on  uniform  rfegh- 
'Sttetionc  far  wiring  me.  Mi  *■  ask  48 

if  W  «i*  ™  ™  y*i»s  ^aU  for  *  f0*  *  1  *** 

him  «.  come  xm;  and  if  do  W*ft  ha  ***  0611  **.  V°** 

dSith  such  gratitude, 

Your^  j*ery  truly, 

<«**«**  '  *  H*  vmi&* 

NW.  $,  1891* 

A.  A.  Xate,  SSq., 

Edison  Bujjdihg,  Brtikd  8i., 

Weir  York  Oiiv. 

Lear  5l**- 

Yn  regard,  to  tl#  insulating  ocmfQtmd  expdrimnta  which 
art  “beiiK  jflwn&ietwd  «t  tie  laboratory,  3  beg  to  advies  yon  that 
paramwt  to  inatr'aotiona  received  frees  Mr*  gdiaon,  MT*  Ayleaworth 
starts  t e-day  far  tiiWieitady  with  none  sauries  of  a  edfcjjtttmd  ■«hich 
ho  %jdioves  3a  eatable  fbr  nee  ih  cdhnA  otf att  tfith  yotur  HS^  1  grade 
wire*  will  bp  satwitted  jp  Mr*  KrettsjL,  and  itoatt  Mr« 

Xfrs&yortti  afctt v*tm  3chen»at*dy  I  wite  you  again- 

JUrtdab «r  9, 

3*  Bn  Batch, 

Edison  Building,  Bwad  street,, 

Hew  Yoric  City*. 


U  DUNDBRBEHG  TSMTm  T-ri  compliaiioe  wit 6  ***  I‘Q<*uaat 
d»  your  la  tier  of  Slat  ultimo  I  afeoloso  herewith  the 
ttse^.t  of  this  property,  viz.,- 

tadrow  June  md  **•  wife,  to  ThoBas  Nelson, 

W  j£ied  Jlth  day  of  Way,  1B$5» 

M  thowa  Nelson  **  1,,  his  Wife,  td  *»***  * 

w  dated  asth  of  iirtl* 

N.M.  «kaMM(<'  «•  «*»*«■ «  ***•  4"««™»Wr  t******* 
%) to  ss^e  wh«n  |Wi  «*»  finished 

teure  tfery  trun. 

W*nfc#r  K>,  TOUt, 

Messrs.  Dyer  &  Sealy, 

Ha.  98  fall-  Stn*t, 
New  York  Qity. 

Heal*  Sirs:- 

With  rofarenoe  to.your  Iftttttf  V/  4th  imtanA  in  rw^wt 
to  three  applications  (Noa.733,’734.  and  606)  pn.  e«rtaJn  inprovft- 
montft  in  phonographs  whieh .  wore  oovarad  8di3orr*a  lajf&ed 

JifcSliBh  patent  N^'1644  of,  1378,  and  whiehapplicatiot®  w«tn  ftt®* 
%fP  the  T@asen,V  as  Staifcd.  in  Vour  1st t*ir*  -tkitt  than*.  wftrtf  sOtw 
*qpw  the  Courts  would.  decipLe  that  an  ejtpireg  foraigj^pstent  Would 
not  Uaait  the  life  of  a  subsequent.  waitad  St&op  i.iwg  to 

aftviO*  you  that  Mn.  Zdison,  to  ^ora  your  letter  was  f owanAftd^t  has 
now  returnod  it  pith  tie  folio  wins  .'answer  to  y/ior  qtartiat^as  v 
whether J*  la  worth  diila  to  take  ot^/thO  patents,  in.  wi*r  ofi  tho 
short  tiafi  thqjr  would  J»vq  to  run:- 

**May  not  the  Supreme  Court,  afwpo  day  reverse  all  thiA* 

Vae  yeny- aim  indent.  8f  Muppo  2ia&nltwant  tha  pa^wite 
far  one  jfwr  — -•  *- 

$wpr«#»  C«r*  tf  " 

*m  it  oiight  i 

^Udownt.  wuypo  itdonn  want  tha  Pv'lonts 
0^37,;  bvrt  if  t^oy  oan  -her  neld:  in  offio^nertiJ. 
r  dteidt?  the  ogsa  tjbojfttve  terare  them,  ywf- 
s  *#  mm  f  '  *  ■  •  .  ■ 

;  return  #*****♦£  tntoinga  'yevr.latstyr  i 

wdw  rej^y*  ;  Y«w»  wyy 

Nov,  10,  1891* 

0,  H*-  Farnsworth,  Esq,,  Sup’t., 

The  Albert  lea  Electric  Light  &  Power  Works, 
Albert  Lea,  Minn.' 

Dear  Sir!- 

Your  totter  of  26th  ultimo  has  been  received  in  the 
absence  of  Mr,  Edison. 

'  There  is  already  an  automatic  regulator  ibr  use  in  connection 
with  Edison  dynamos*  We  would  not  reccrrrmend  its  adoption,  however, 
because  experience  has  shown  that  reliance  placed  upon  such  ma¬ 
chinery  is  apt  to  prove  disastrous  in  cases  where  by  inattention 
it  is  allowed  to  get  out  of  order.  We  think  it  bet  tar  policy  to 
keep  the  pressure  within  the  requisite  limits  by  watchfulness  on 
the  part  bf  the  respons  ible  attendant* 

Yeufs  very  truly. 

Private  Secretary.* 


The  Orange  chronicle , 

No'Ven*#*-  11*  1891. 

Orange,  N.  J. 

Dew  Sirat- 

Ve  return  herewith  proof  of  Wudiga}  -He  cord  Catalogue. 
Please  anrapge  the  Band  records,  Vac*}  *tu.  so  J$ha it  each  kin*  will 
bo  to  get  tor.  Per  example,  th»  1st  Reg1*.  Bani  list  q»  page  s 
should  ibllow  or  prooedo  the  list  of  5th  Rog^.  Band  on  p age  ®r 
«ttd  this  in  turn  should  be  followed  by  U.  S.  Marine  T^nd 
PerlCr  Orchestra.  The  Vocal  and  e'trhfeir  iwoords  >&ould  also-  be 
arr*ri#4d  in  jf  similar  manner.  “Wit hr  ttofca  <JhW>ges  the  proof 

Ofc  M»  tfarron,  JSoq*, 

No*  £7  douth  tontf-th  Stfeo-t, 

Mimtoapoiia,  Minn. 

Mth  refWenoo  to  a.  iottar  of  2nd  i»tanl  in 
"IBM  to  tt>  Sdia.n<«  proecaa  f„  tto  t"*»nt  of  n^ta  ^ 
«x.  XV*m  »,»  #»*  ha  i.  „«t„,  „My  „  wot. 

“  “  “Sl  pl“*  *  *"  *»*  «M  «»  .„ctf„  of  . 

*  ””  lar‘"  M“‘  *  .  »•  Mai*  .  capacity  at  the.. 

th«Ui»M  **.  por  day,  and  at  a  coat  of  **  warn,, 
at  OtSMaMi  tha  watioa  of  onoawoJai  .an»nt*tion  of 

*"*  7WllB  58“  **»  »«.  of  iron,  oca  mu  ia  mlr^y 

in  opejatl  an,  and  th,  o«nr  «„  *«.,!„  throe  ache  after 

”*  «iju  bTO  humi*  far  a*.  «ro  dr.  Kdiacn  tin  ta  i„  . 

fooiti^t  to  .«!«  Jon  the  infonoation  that  yon  daoim* 


Yours  truly, 

floWjdbm'  10,  1891* 

Jfc*  ttW  GoH  On, 

Vi»  Ohiteeo  Edison  co.tpw»y, 

Chidanb,  Illinois* 

Hjr  Ada*  Gorton*- 

Your  lettsr  ot  $nd  initarfc  las  been  rsoeivedo 
You  d*  not  tfruap  *fel weanittr*  It  i«  not  0Uf  intention  to  build 
*  Nation  at  ths  pdinte  *  of  err  tut  to,  but  wo  ar*  making  a  dotsmi- 
Jfon  the  future,  so  that  what  ire  <»  put  in  will  matdh  with 
«©*  -#49Pded  eystem  tan  years  from  now.  t  had  supposed  I  had  made 
m  «*apins  olear  before,  i  dWt  *&nt  real  ostat*  now,  but  only 
4iw i*r*»  the  peesibiiiti**-  «f  n*t**»*  **•  *loa3e  **  *1*t 

x  asked  in  W  te*ogr«tt  so  1  con  s®  -aheafer  dni  I  «*  <toh1*  yott 

»ill  see  tfyt  tsy  itorttWdght  4a  a*  ton*  tint  it  saga  id  tWi 

Y<m*t-»*y  ^ 

Nov.  12,  1891 

Nov«  13,  1891o 

A*  0,  Tata,  Esq*, 

Edison  Building,  Broad  Street, 

New  York  City, 

Dear  SirJ- 

Your  letter  of  10th  instant  enclosing  ocmratmi cation 
addressed  to  Mr*  Bdiaon  by  Mr»  *>  J*  Jenks*  in  -regard  to  a  snap 
9Wttoh  that  was  Bade  a  long  time  agb  by  Hr*  John  Ott,  was  duly 
received  and  *  now  beg  to  report  to  you  on  the  matter  aa  follows: 

Mr*  Ott  says  that  he  made  the  snap  switch  in  'question  abfte 
time  during  the  year  1&81j  then  he  wab  at  #55  Birth  Avenue*  New 
York,  in  the  Engineer ing  fiep ' ti ;  that  oih  of  them  waa  placed  in 
Major  Eaton's  office  at  #<55,  and  another  one  Under  the  flbo;r  in 
the  parlor  or  front  room  of  the  a  bine  building}  that  Mr*  Edison, 
Major  Eaton,  Mr<  Bergmarav,  Martin  Force  and  Mrs  Haininfeten  all 
knew  of  the  switch  and  Were  familiar  With  its  operation,  if  net 
iii  construction,  and  wili  doubtless  re  man  bar  it-i  'Ve  have  had  a 
search  made  in  tho  Itabdratory  ibr  a  model,  but  uAfOr'Suna'Cely 
have  bceei  unable  to  find  on®;  neither  have  we  been  Attfc  to  find 
a  drawing*  The  attached  rough  OketcH,  which  Waa  dVaWn  by  Mr* 
ott,  will  give  you  fionia  idea  Ab  to  the  cohjd'trueiion  0 i  t tfe  v-  iWA’o 

Tate,  Bsq. 


Novdtobto*  13fcb,iggi 

I  return  herewith  the  latter  of  Mr.  Jen*,. 

Youra  truly, 

Nov*  1&,  JL8BI1 

Alexander  Elliott,  Jr0,  Esq., 

Eirst  National  Bank  Buildir*;, 

Patarson,  N«  J. 

Dear  Sir;- 

At  Mr«  Edison’ a  request  I  forward  to  you  the  enclosed 
latter  from  Mr*  3.  D.  Castor'll  no,  in  regard  to  a  mining  property 
situated  about  two  mi  tea  north  of  Alburtus,  Pa.,  at  Gardner 
Station*  As  you  wiil  see  flrom  Mr.  EdiBon’s  note  upon  the  said 
letter,  be  desires  yox  to  go  at  once  end  secure  this  property* 

Yours  truly. 


Private  Secretary. 


G'ttj.  Parson*  Lathrop,  Baq., 

#43  Federal  stroet, 

Herr  London,  COHN. 

Nov,  18th, 

Private  Secretary, 


Dear  Sir:- 

Referrins  to  your. letter  of  0th  instant,  Mr.  Kdison  is 
still  at  Ogden  and  he  is  unable  to.  name  a  date  when  he  can  confer 
with  you.  He  expects  to  be  detained  at  the  mine  several  weeks 

Major  S.  B.  Baton, 

Ediaon  Building,  Broad  Street , 

New  York  City. 

Dear  Sir:- 

TJith  ref orenc  a  to  your  latter  of  14th  imrtant,  in 
regard  to  tho  notifioation  received  from  the  Paris  Edison  Company 
to  tha  off  act  that  they  win  no  longer-  pay  annuities  on  car^tain 
foreign  patents,  idr.  Edison  Bays  that  if  -the  Paris  Ediaon  Company 
propose  to  allow  patents  to  lapse  they  should  rasas  igri,  the  paftehts 
to  Ifcfci,  gnd  ha  wishes  you  to  insist  upon  their  doihft  this.  By 
pemitUjt^he  patents  to  lapse  they  depreciate  property  covered 
by  founders1  Sheente ,  and  the  Bctropftjan  Bdiaon  Company  have  a  right 
to  ooiflplain. 

I  Wtutfft  herewith  the  letter  bf  Mere  firs.  Dyer  &  Seely  c 
subject  vfaioh  Accompanied  your  let  tea-  uhder  reply* 

Yours;  truly. 

pHvate ;  Sje*?^** 

W  • 

Nov*  20,  1891, 

W.  E.  Gilmore,  Esq.,  Assistant  Manager, 

Schenectady  Works,  Edison  Gen'l.  Elec.  Co., 

Schenectady,  N,  Y. 

Dear  Sir:- 

Your  letter  of  19th  instant  in  re  gam  to  non-inflan- 
mable  compound  has  been  received  aid  contents  of  same  noted.  in 
compliance  with  your  request,  we  will  have  nade  up.  and  forwarded 
to  you  at  the  earliest  possible  moment  fifty  pounds  of  tte  material 
in  question*  We. are  being  delayed  in  the- matter  owing  to  the 
difficulty  of  obtaining  the  apparatus  neicessary  to  proceed  with 
the  manufacture  of  the  compound.'  We  ejqseet,  however,  to  be  able 
to  make  shipment  of  the  desired  quantity  in  about  a  week  or  ten 
d«ws,-  which  we  trust  will  be  satidf ddtory. 

P1#aa0  hurry  forward  the  Samples  of  braided  wire,  order  ibr 
which  you  hove,  and  vary  rate h  oblige 

Yours  truly, 


Nov*  20,  1891, 

A*  O',  Tate,  Esq*, 

Edison  Building,  Broad  Straet, 

How  York  City* 

Dear  Sir:- 

Referring  again  to  ths  insulation  experiments  vbich 
ara  being  conducted  at  ths  Laboratory,  Mr*  Aylesworth  took  wit.h 
him  to  Schenectady  a  few  days  ago  sows  samples  of  a  non- inflammable 
oompound,  whioh,  in  the  absence  of  Mr.Kreuai.ha  submitted  to  ths. 
Cuper’intendeat  of  ths  Insulation  Department  there,  who  was  very 
favorably  impressed  with  them*  I  enclose  herewith  press  copy  of 
a  letter  on  this  subject  which  was  received  to-day  from  the  Ass’t* 
Manager  of  the  Scheneotady  Works*  The  quantity  of  non-inflanuable  f 
compound  which  he  asks  us  to  send  to  the  Works  will  be  made  up  and 
forwarded  as  soon  as  possible*  We  are  being  delayed  in  iis  manu¬ 
facture  owisg  to  the  difficulty  of  obtainiig  the  ne;cesssry  appar¬ 
atus*  Mr.  Aylesworth  hopes  to  be  able  to  ship  the  material  in 
about  a  weak  or  ten  days  and  is  doing  all  he  can  to  expedite  the 

Yours  traly. 

A.  0*  Tata ,  Eeq. , 

Npv.  20,  1891. 

Edisoh  Buildirg,  Broad  Street, 
Mow.  York  City. 

Bear  Sir:- 

t  bag  to  refer  to  you  t}#3  ano lose d  letter  which  waq 
received  at  the  laboratory  this  marking  from  Frank  Curtiqs,  Esq., 
President  Of  the  Sixth  Avenue  Hailroad  Company,  New  York  City. 
You  trill  notion  that  Mr.  Curtiss  hap  a  letter  of  introduction  to- 
Mr,  Jfyliaon  an4  ia  aqKioia  to  see  tbi  latfcer's  method  of  eieotnic 
propulsion  of  cara,  laving  in  view  itB  adoption  on  the  Sixth  Ave¬ 
nue  road; 

Youra  truly,. 

No*  21,  18911, 

Messrs.  Byer  g.  Seely, 

No.  36  Wall  Street, 

New  Yotfc  City. 

Bear  Sirs:- 

Rep lying  to  your  letter  of  17th  instant;  addressed  «». 
Mr.  Edison,  in  regard  to  certain  dlaims  in  his  application  749 
Which  have  bean  rejected  by  the  exuniner,  to.  Edison  has  mde  a 
note  on  the  said  letter  substantially  as  follow  -My  claim  is  fbr 
*  —  «ce  inoxidizable  metal,  and  Weston  says  sitter  silver 

or  platinum  -  platinum  is  a  very  .high  resistance  metal.  I  point 
out  that  platinum  nuat  not  be  used,  Weston's  brashes  always  make 
a  copper  contact,  the  silver  is  between.  Don't  appeal,  but  ex¬ 
plain.  Edison.  * 

Private  Secretary. 

Yours  trujy., 


2.  Ric Usq., 

#«S  Yates  Street, 



Jlovembpr  24r,  186®; 

Dew  -siri- 

Your  letter  of  7th  Instaut  addressed  to  tfc*  Raison  tien  Oo,,  Schoneetady,  M.  ,  has  ho  on  forwarded  to  this 

-reply  I  t>»c  to  inlbrm  you  that  HP.  Kdi8onl&  XfimtOflPaph, 
the  ’aawj^itio.o  to  irhtch  you  rofer-j  is.  not  yet  perfected,  warty  of  tba- 
de tails  the  apparatus  "bein#  tty  yet  ifccomplete-  *  it  rtill  bo  some 
tin*  before  the  instrufoent  will  j^e  in,  p  sedition  to  place  in.  the 
hands  Of  the  public.  Mr.  expect*  to  hare  it  in  operation 

at  the  Ohidogp  ttopll's  P#r. 

Yours  y«Ty  tf-ulS, 


Pulrjite  geopetary* 



A.  0.  Tote,  Epq., 

Edison  Building,  Broad  Street, 

Ra  Packing  Of  musical  records.  In  a  dot  tor  received 
from  the  "Ohio  Phonograph  Co,,  dated  Nov,  20,  1891,  they  say: 

that  yow  ncthod  «  packing  is  not  quite 
faCton”  to  us  aa  that'  by  mos  t  of  the  tocal 

companies  namely,  by  puttir®  the  cptton  batting  around 
^9rand  thah,^loai^  in  a  snail  pasteboard  box 
imnr^T  haVQ  any  c>,liltla2'3  broken  uhen  packed  in  this 

In  a  letter  received  from  th®  Georgia  Phonograph  Co.,  dated 
Uov.  20th,  enclosing  order-  for  50  records,  they  say: 

*We  would  prefer  f or  you  to  pack  this  order  in  the  round 
boxes  in  place  of  the  square.  Thera  is.  lass  danger-  of 
breakage  and  a  saving  of  expense  to  ts.w 

Yours  very  truly. 

Nov.  25,  189!U 

A.  0.  Tate,  Esq., 

Edison  Building,  Broad  Street, 

New  York  City. 

Dear  Sir:- 

I  enclose  herewith  a  copy  of  tl»  letter  under-  date 
9th  November-,  1886,  addressed  by  Mr.  Edison  to  S»  Flood  Page, 
Esq.,  Secretary  of  The  Edison  &  S wall  United  Electrio  -Light  Go*, 
London,  England,  asked  for  in  your  communication  of  24th  instant* 

Yours  very  truly* 

6  o  f>  V. 

November  Oth,  1886. 

S.  Flood  Pago,  Ksq.,  Soc'y., 

The  Kdinon  &  Swan  United  Kleotric  Light  Co,, 

13  Albert  Mansions,  Victoria  Street,  Westminister, 
London.,  K.  C.  KHGLAMD. 

Pear  Sir:- 

Referring  to  your  favors  with  relation  to  my  patent  ac¬ 
counts,  since  my  former  correspondence  with  you,  Mr,  Inaill  and 
myself  had  the  plcasuro  of  an  interview  with  Viscount  Arison,  one 
of  your  Directors,  with  relation  to  this  matter.  In  your  letter 
of  the  11th  Juno,  you  requested  that  I  should  supply  you  with  the 
amount  of  tho  account  which  would  have  applied  on  the  two  patents, 
lion.!.!, 0513  and  2,336  of  1882'.  The  work  involved  in  dividing  up 
my  experimental  expenses  would  be  so  heavy,  that  I  think  it  hardly 
neoessary  to  give  you  the  detailed  information  as  to  these  two 
particular  patents.  1  find  that  the  amount  spent  by  me,  since 
the  signing  of  the  agreement  with  your  prededessors,  the  Edison 
Co.,  amounts  to  upwards  of  §75,000.  If  tho  account  for  patents 
was  ronderod  in  accordance  with  the  agreement-,  your  Company  would 
have  to  pay  double  this  amount  if  they  took  over  tho  whole  of 
tho  patents,  or  such  part  of  it  as  is  applicable  to  the  various 
patents  which  thoy  may  decide  to  accept.  You.  will  therefore  see 
that  tho  suggestion  made  by  mo,  that  your  Company  shaxld  reimburse 
me  simply  for  the  actxial  amaint  of  cash  spent  by  me  for  patent 
foes  and  the  preparing  of  the  patents-,  is  a  very  reasonable  one 
for  me  to  make.  Lord  Anson' thoroughly  understands  my  ideas  in 
relation  to  this  matter,  and  I  would  suggest  that  y cu  have  an 
interview  with  him  on  t-ho  subject.  With  relation  to  fixture 
patents,  your  Company  has  the  right  at  the  present  time  t'o  acquire 
any  patents  that  1  may  obtain,  but  the  agreement  does  not  provide 
for  tho  taking  out  of  these  patents-,  inasmuch  as  I  should  myself 
bo  unwilling  to  incur  the  expense  in  the  first  case  of  having  such 
work  done*  While  I  have  every  desire  to  assist  your  Cbmpany  and 
to  give  them  tho  benefit  of  any  inventions  that  I  may  make,  I  irn-fit 
confess  that  I  have  no  desire  to  invest  a  large  amount  of  money  in 
Knglioh  patents,  without  any  certainty  of  being  able  to  obtain  from 
your  Company  the  reimbursement,  of  suah  expenditure-.  I  suggested 
to  Lord  Anson  that  it  wbuid  be  greatly  for  your  interests,  and  Cer¬ 
tainly  far  more  agreeable  to  m’e,  that  a  Supplemental  contract  should 
be  entered  into  providing  for  dealing  with  this  matter  in  the  fix  t  v 
ure..  I  proposed  t'o  him  that  -your  Company  should  engage  a  patent 
lawyer  hero  acceptable  to  me,  frhoso  duty  should  be  tc  prepAhe  the 
patent  papers,  so  ihr  as  it  is  possible  to  prepare  them  on  this  side 
of  the 'Atlantic,  and  then  to  forward  the  samo  to  your  Company, 


leaving  it  to  you  to  decide  for  yourselves  whether  you  desire  to 
f,-I’l>ly  for  the  patents  or  not.  The  cost  per  application  would  be 
10-10-0,  provided  that  the  same  lawyer  is  ongagcd  by  you  as  the 
one  employed  by  me  to  do  my  Araeri  in  'work .  If  your  Company  is 
willing  to  reimburse  me  tho  amount  I  have  already  expended  in  the 
manner  communicated  to  you  in  my  provious  letters,  1  shall  be  glad 
to  enter  into  any  agreement  as  outlinod  above. 

Yours  very  truly, 


JJovf  2j>,  !&>le 

W4  E»  Gilmore,  Esq*,  Aaa't*  Managor, 
Edison  Gararal  Bloctrio  Company, 
Scboneajlfcady,  N-»  ¥• 

Dear  Sir?- 

Wo  bos  to  >»SW  J0»  »lat  »•  «M  "“W*  “  J4” 
w  «dl,  ,«c  ^WM'  coWf,  0  «.u  »•»!»  «  «*« 

«M«  oo„pound.  mu  —poilnA  SS  »»»•>  •*“»  *° 

,*  wtf,  and  a  «,»»  «  tel*  1* 

M  tkMtob  Sr  »  «  •»•***  *°  *»  ^ar  tm  t»  "apU  *  •“ 

to  itotw  i»>  ««i  *i  «>tok  the  KhitonsM  «h  to  li*rttodd  'ton  tto 
in  K  itoirtt  mill* 




Nov*  27,  1891<> 

A.  0*  Tate-,  Esq., 

Edison  Biii Ming,  Broad  St., 
New  York  City. 

1  beg  to  acknowledge  the  receipt  of  your  letter  of 
24th  instant,  enclosing  letter  from  Mr.  Joseph  Thompson,  of 
Atlantic  City,  N.  J.,  dated  20th  instant,  attached  to  ^ich  is  a 
conmnication  from  0.  E.  Brown,  Electrician,  in  regard  to  ten 
cells  of  Ernst  Storage  Battery  which  worn  shipped'  to  you  care  of 
the  Laboratory . 

These  cells  were  received  at  the  Laboratory  this  morning, 
and  Mr*  Kennelly  has  been  advised  of  tha  ihct.  I  have  turned 
over  to  Mr,  Kennelly  the  correspondence  referred  to  above,  and 
he  win.  at  once  proceed  to  test  the  cells. 

You  sent,  to  me  with  your  letter  of  13th  instant  son*  records 
of  tests  of  ths  Ernst  Storage  Battery  and  requested  ms  to  keep 
tha  same  until  you  called  for  them.  Is  it  jour  wish  that  I  should 
also  give  these  records  to  Mr.  Kennelly? 

Yours  truly, 

Noas.  Zt,  4891. 

W.  S.  Mallory,  Esq., 

No.  7  Wo  at  Ron  doll’ll  Street , 

Chicago,  •llli'nbl'a. 

My  doer  Mr.  Mallory 

With  roferaho  e  tb  y«ur  let  tar  of  21st 
instant,  Mr.  Edison  inf  arms  me  HO  told  your  father  that  in  Mia 
(Mr,  Edison’s)  opinion  you  ought  to  have  been  at  Ogden  then.  He 
says  that  Had  you  been  there  during  the  last  month  yon  would  lave 
learned  the  art;  that  it  is  now  rather'  late  for  you  to  oome,  as 
the  difficulties  are  nearly  ail  removed;  still  He  advises  yduy 
visiting  Ogdon  and  staying  there  six  weeks,  Mr.  tediedri  and  Mr. 
3eteheior  are  both  now  at  the  min®. 

Private  Secretary. 


•  Carta  Co.,  Limited, 

•v.y  Yo'rtk  City*  i» 

jn'ia  vary  much  obliged  fcv  yo'ur  favor  of 
i«S  cable  mec'is,ge  iVow  Mn.  J ottti  Yorify,  of 
■;■  will  be  ihrtbaT  obliged  if  vi  11  kind 
is  following  reply: 

pd.  uf  tin  lady.  Tiiat  alt  such 
s^humbtjg  is  my  belief.  Edison." 


been  •-..•» lay od  owirs  to  tl»  absence  of.  Mr* 


very  truly, 

Private  Secretary 


Jo  Jay.  Watson,  Esq., 

No,  255  W.  43rd  Street, 
New  York  City. 

Ifoy.  27,  1893,* 

Reply  to  your  letter  of  17th  ini  teat ’ha.  been  delayed 
owing  to  the  necessity  of  w  .having  to  ibrward  it  to  Mr.  Edison, 
who  is  at  present  absent  from  home.  He  has  instructed  me  to 
-  inform  you  that  he  will  be  very  pleased  to  have  Mr.  Alexander 
Bull  and  yourself  visit  his  laboratory  at  any  time  that  you  may 
find  convenient.  If  you  will  notify  me  a  day  or  so  ahead  of  your, 
visit.  I  will  have  a  phonogmph  in  readiness,  upon  vhieh  Mr.  Bull 
can  record  the  tones  of  the  celebrated  Cremona  Violin  referred  to 
in  sow  letter.  ,  , 

Thanking  you  for  your  communication 

<1  ara0  yours  vary'  truly. 

Dec«  1,  lasr. 

-A.  0-  Tate,  J5SC1* 

Sdibort  J&uilditte>  Broad  St., 

Dear  sir,- 

ReferrM  to  the  ten  .>u,  of  Met  Stores,  Battery 
*i<!h  uonr  eont  to  the  Laboratory  for  too.  .»  ■»«  «»>  "  **’" 
b9iW  unable-  to  fi*  in  ».«  *>rk  Jar,  tint  «mld  a.ooimodato,  t» 

at,.,  of  *i.  battery,  and  **r«  Konnoily  — «  «♦  >«  ‘ 

t»  ***.  toforwrd  t,»  —  -  toot  *»ot  bo  yroo.odod 

vdth  unm  W  P*  ^CBivai* 

yovira  very  truly, 



Major  a.  0.  Baton, 

Bflison  Bulldinrf,  Broad  St., 

Re  opm^vr  Mortgage.  Mr.  KdieOn  tea  **ad  yottr  letter 
of  30th  ultimo*  notify^  him  that  the  property  of  the  late  Mrs. 
Chand l*r  has  been  sold  under  mortgage  foreclosure  for  $7,500.  he 
notes  that  the  Olaim  of  tha  Mutual  Life  Ins.  Co.  is  $a, 624.99, 
artd  the  Sheriff's  feet  $P4.$Q,  a  fetal  pf  $0,719.49;  that  this 
leaves  a  wrpiife  of  $*780. 51,  for  Hiio&you  W  &irg  to  apply  in 
Mr.  EdAaon's  intarept.  %  encase  hererri-th-tte  bond  and  mortgage* 
for  that -purpose,  agrqoabla  to  your  request*  tte  wqeipt  of  vhich 

kindly  aoknoTa«dge<, 

Yours  truly,, 


Private  Secretary. 

A*  Q*  lata,  Bsq, 

^eo«  1,  1891* 

„  „  Maa"  "ota  *”• 

S°™’KM”°S-  ~  «.«.  aid  r  eased  do 

”U  ,'1*h  ”  *°  -»■  *»  ■•«...  »  Hn> 

I  «~M  M,  Sddoo,,.,  **»,*„  to  of  ro  **.  of 

“l‘‘  “~SSM  *  ‘‘*J-  “»■  —*  »»«  .»»*  of  forM5aU,B 
«he  dr-*.-,  ..  M»._  t™,  .tpUidh*  to  *,  ^  tlHt 
he-  »  »  .»»  in  „H,03i„s  that  »  it  *».  ftr  toraifin 

and  to  said  wouid  lite  „„  „„„„  to  tev,  ^  ^ 

B°*  HS  liaB  3  3tTOr,s  “eviction  that  ha  is  taihg  ta*»A. 

Reply  toy  our  letter  of  12<,h  ultimo  in  regard  to  The 
Florida  Phosphate  Industry,  hac  boon  delayed  owing  to  the  absence 

Hr.  Edison  has  now  instructed  mo  .o  in(,i 

i  you  that  he  expects 

to  spend  a  part  of  next  vfinter  in  Flor  d£l  •*  For  t  Myers.  He  won  Id 
then  b&  very  pleased  to  inspoot  somo  of  the  Florida  Phoaphate  Minos* 
Mr*  Kdifcoh  notes  your  suggestion  that  he  should  doviso  a  pro¬ 
wess  for  extracting  tho  allurtina  which  is  j>'.‘osont  in  riuch  of  your 
high-  grad^rooli.'  He  will  bear  this  in  mind,  but  says  that  he 
'  fears.-  it  is  going  to  bo  a  hard  rtit  to  crac?  ..  Thanking  you  feh 

your  oantaunioatiotirt  I  am  «r" 

Dec  ember  2nd,  1891- 

P.  \t .  Bints}#**,  Esq., 

o/jp  tmtleli  Wodlpn  Milla, 

»iyf  i«u  i  n, 

Hoar  sjr:»* 

Your  letter  Of  gSth  ultimo  in  regard  to  Mr.  Edison's 
Kinetograph  Is  receives.  in  reply  I  beg  to  inform  you  that  the 

invention  named  is  not  yet  ready  to  bo  placed  before  the  public, 
many  of  the  details  of  the  apparatus  being  still  incomplete.  M/&, 
Edison  hopeo  to  hove  it  ready  for  exhibition  at  the  Chicago  \'lfAi ' 
Fair  in  1893. 

Yours  very  truly* 

Private  Se’c'rs 

December  5,  1891 

Charles  Coudert,  Esq*,  Treasurer, 

No*  322  West  34th  Street, 

New  York  City* 

Dear  Sir:- 

I  return  herewith  the  five  tickets  for  the  entertain¬ 
ment  in  aid  of  the  French  Hospital  to  be  given  a*-  the  Casino  bn 
Sunday  evening,  December  13 to,  which  I  received  by  mail  a  fair 
days  ago*  Please  send  to  ne  instead  o.C  these  v/hioh  I  how-  return 
two  tickets  for  seats  in  the  orchestra,  and  very  much  oblige, 

December  7th,  1801. 


3^nt  IViday  12  Iron  bare;  Saturday  13  bars.  This  make?  25 
in  all.  Sent  11  bars  this  morning. 

Received  12  bare  this  morning..  Second  tar  will  bo  in  to-day 
at  one  of  clock. 

Turning  off  six  in  lathe;  will  be  dons  to-night . 

The  Ploxible  drill  is  all  in  pieoes  and  v/c  mist  make  some  new 
pleceo;  will  finish  it  soon  as  possible. 

Do  you  want  all  the  rest  of  the  bora  turned  off,  or  plained 
to  conform  to  oirole,  on  the  pl^ier* 

Ib  there  ouch  more  work  coming  down?  If  no  I  will  appoint 
some  one  else  to  look  after  it  as  I  have  a  good  many  drawings  to 
do  and  I  can  not  give  them  attention  if  my  presence  is  retired  in 
the  lower  machine  shop;  but  if  there  is  not  going  t°  be  such  more 
I  will  attend  to  it  myself. 

JOHN  0  T  “T. 

P  e  r  b- 

Dec.  7,  1891. 

Charles  Coudert,  Esq.,  Treasurer, 
Erantth  Benevolent  Society, 

#320  V.  34th  St.,  Now  Y<?;rk • 

Dear  Sir:- 

I  return  herewith  five  tickets  for  the  entertainment 
to  he  given  at  the  Casino  on  Sunday  evening  next,  Dec.  13th,  in 
aid  of  the  French  Benevolent  Society,  v/hioh  were  3ent  to  Mr. 
Edison.  These  Wein  evidently  sent  in  error,  as  Mr.  Edison  has 
already  reo’d.  five  tickets  for  the  onto rtai men t. 

December  8th,  1801. 

Charles  BataMlor,  *■*•» 

tu  j.  &  Pa,  Concorxir  at ing •  VTorka » 

0  g  a  e  n  s  b  u  r  R  h  , 

Dear  Sir!-  ,  „,lble  shaft, 

*n  drill  and  .ferind  the  rail  Joints, 

I  some  having  h**n 'a80  ^  fted  by  Mr.  Dickson, 

*■  ln  >V9  ore  Milling  Department  "fl9d 

~ P  *  ,  ,t.t  *«  - h”’ 

tM,  *  -  *-  -- >  oon  sroa  tt  »•  -  - 

of  y cor  men  forge  on  ? 

Thl.  *11  tf>  W  W”"’ 

Yoarfl  tmly, 

|  JOHN  F.  Off. 
?er  B. 


December  8th,  1891. 

Mrs.  L.  M.  Bpencor, 

Rock  Dost  -on-  Hhdson, 

High land,  Ulster  Co.,  N, 

Dear  Madame  5- 

1  beg  to  advise  you  that,  in  accordance  with  in¬ 
structions  received  from  Mr.  Kdison,  I  am  to-day  returning  to  you 
by  express,  prepaid,  the  photograph  of  youi  painting  "Truth  Un¬ 
veiling  Falsehood'*  which  you  kindly  sent  for  Mr.  Edison’s  inspec¬ 
tion;  I  also  return  herewith  the  key  to  the  picture  which  accom¬ 
panied  your  letter  of  2!4nd  ultimo. 

Mr*  Edison  is  not  dosirous  of  making  any  additions  to  his 
collection  of  pictures  at  presont,  having  done  so  a  short  time  ago. 
He  regrets  therefore  that  he  is  obliged  to  decline  the  offer  which 
you  make  concerning  you-r  painting  referred  to  above, 

Neoemhor  8th,  1891, 

Porter,  Q,  CJhostfa, 

#$8  Wpjl  Stmt, 

Non  York  City- 

near  Sfr}-. 

Ypur  lot  tor  Of  87th  ultimo,  :in  regard  to  Mr,.  Chas,  W, 
Platt,  has  remained  unanswered  owing  to  the  ahsence  of  Mr.  KdiBon. 

In  reply  Mr.  Edison  has  now  instructed  me  to  inform  you  that 
in  his  opinion  Mr.  Platt  is  as  good  as  any  of  the  chemist b  now 
floating  aroundf  He  was  employed  in  this  Laboratory  only  a  few 
months.  Good  chemists  are  scarce.  Mr.  Edison  has  had  more  than, 
fifty  in  his  employ  di ring  the  last  twelve  years,  and  says  that  ho 
Vouldh'V.  Bive  such  for  m  bf  them.  He  says  ihrther  that  a  good 
chemist  ifi  wtirth  $6000.  ^?er  year. 

Private  Secretary* 



Jjp^^or-e*  >391* 

A.>  0*  3J a$8 ,  T$aqifr 

EdJspn  mwm*  firm  fljk„ 

Km  y<wk  vxty* 

Dear  Sir;- 

In  regard  to  the  packing  of  mus;L«<a  records,  yp  tyy9 
no*  obtained  a  supply  of  the  wooden  cylindrical  bbxea, .  <«>**<* 
batftiiig,  etc,  and  our  method, of  packi,«  will  be  changed 
IVa  have,  still  on  hand  ^arly  a  thousand  of  the  past^bo^rd  bo^p 
end  we  will  use  up  these  before  changing  over  couplet ely  to  the 
new  method. 

The  following  is  an  ext  tact  from  a  let  tear  under  date  Nov* 
25th  of ‘the  Montana  Phonograph  Co> ,  referring  to  the  paw  method 
of  pa  cit  ing: 

hWe  think  this  a  much  better  way  to  pack  thdm,  as  it 
saves  a  great  deal  in  weight,  &k  wall  as  dbing  away 
with  the  liability  of  having  them  ( oyli  ratters )  broken 
and  sordtehed*-"  .  /.  •:.» 


Rob' t*  U*  Sillard,  Esq., 

No#  5  Berkley  Street, 
Dublin,  Ire  land*- 

Dear  Sir:- 

Replying  to'  ycrr  letter  of  24th  ultimo,  I  bog  to 
inform  you  that  Mr*  Edia on* s-  flaSrorttt  authors  are  Victor  Hugo 

am  to^ello^  Of  the  «6r**<*  tlie  fbmer,  -Lea  Misses" 

i8  M'.'#  -Edison’s  favorite,  and  of  tte  latter,  ^angolihe.* 

P0Ca  ?,  .189V 

Nt  Jf  &  Penn’ a*  Concentrating  Works* 

Ogdenaburgli,  N,*  J,. 

Dear  SirsJ- 

With  reference  to  your  letter  of  7th  instant,  Mn* 

Ott  made  a  careful  search  in  Roam  No*  1  for  the  (drawings  fbr  » 
heavy  brickstay  and  furnace  front  used  at  Phonograph  Works,,  'but 
was  urnble  to  find  them.  He  therefore  want  down  to  the  Phonograph 
Works  aid  took  measurements  of  their  brickstay  and  itimaee-  front, 
and  I  enclose  herewith  his  rotgh  sketches  -of  the  same,  which  .will 
probably  answer  your  purpose*  The  patterns  referred  to  will  be 
gotten  together  and  made  ready  for  shipment,  in,  case  you  should 
wish  them  sent  forward* 

Yours  truly* 




Dear  Sir:- 

In  view  of  the  entertainment  vfoieh  the  Princeton  Glee 
Club  is  to  give  in  Orange  on  Friday  evening  next,  it  occurred  to 
the  writer  that  perhaps  the  members  thereof  Yxmld  like  to  take 
advantage;  of  their  presence  here  on  the  date  mentioned  to  visit 
Mr.  Edison's  Laboratory  in  West  Change,  Yhere,  if  entirely  agree¬ 
able,  they  could  record  upon  the  phonograph  sons  of  their  vocal 
select  ions. 

Should  the  members  feel  like  accepting  this  invitation,  wa 
will  be  very  pleased  to  extend  to  them  the  courtesies  of  the 
establishment  and  show  them  everything  of  interest  there in. 

Kindly  send  an  answer  through. Mr.  Hoyt,  the  gentleman  v&o  will 
deliver  this  note  to  you,  so  that  should  your  reply  be  in 
affirmative,  we  may  arrange  for  your  reception. 

Yours  vary  truly, 


faptww  \ot  mu . 

.-day,  %b3'im, 

Jfcw  m,  Wbt  ferd  Stria-e.* 

Ita'ff  Y6*k‘  ^jv* 

V&M  Sift’* 

"With  reference  tp  yon*  Iqttqp  ps  7th  iort*jyU,  j^t 
-Sdison  is  not  OonrtpQtycl  with  dn}j  o*  tb^,  ^h«inogwLjf&  db&tpa^tn  a. 
an?;  eawat  i)hp'»?fo^  pspiat  you  fit  pbt^tnlns  a  phonagtfcpk  f>qtn  the 
Haw  Yprh  Company  for  t]»  purpose  of  regpnjSd-sg  there ori,  i\*t  tones  of 
Myr  Bull's  VaOlirt.  fiie  Phemogiuphi  in.  tijis  uouhtry  is  controlled 
by  the  Uorth  ArtoM  ddYl  Phonograph,  do.-,  4  16  Morris  54.  v  ^erkay 

dity,  h.  -?.J  ahd  it  blight  be  passive  te  "Obtain,  m  ihStrtJmSiH  frdiii- 
them  i'pr  the  purpoge  mentioned. 

If  yyp,  particularly  desire  ffe>  hdjysver-,  we  oa^ld-  arrange  to 
tfOiid:  ail  expert  with  a  phonogmph'  td  t^jp^urqs  ioal  re-caption  vfhiqh  yea 
gay  Wd  BUll  M33-  jyobabjy  ha ret  dUfirg  iUe  present  month*  tip 
desired  rAdd’ttaa  coma  then  ber  aactetedf  ’although  m  wm&&  nweh  pa- 
fert  to  have  ytfUrM?  and  Mr.  &****&/&  the  Laboratory,  hb  id  Wive 
every  facility'  1W  thlting  racdrd^  dn  ibr  music-  raomihia,  dAd  the 
result  would  be  frAi»i  better  tbdn  if  %Py  ware  fcsfett  dlbteiteite.  i 
if  you  *ibh  t  wilt  We  bhd-  of  6tir  Sports  call  a «&  Ate  ?bu  d» 
regard  t6  thd  matter.  >  ^«wtodwwttw 

iffoufc  tbuly-, 

Docs  11,  1891. 

Jtt-  E«-  Walker,  Esq»,  Soc'y., 

Asheboro  lumbar  &  Mfg,  Co., 

Asheboro,  N.-  C, 

Daar  Sir!- 

Mr.  Edison  las  read  your  loiter  of  28th  ultimo, 
dira.'stirg  nis  attention  to  a  mineral  property  which  you  control* 
In  reply  I  bog  to  inform  you  that  Mr.  Edison  spent  a  few  weeks  in 
North  Carolina  about  two  years  ago,  examining  ore  deposits,  but 
he  was  frightened  away  from  the  State  by  the  exorbitant  prices 
which  .ware  asked  for  properties.  It  is  his  intention  to  visit 
your  region  again  some  time  in  the  fixture,  but  it  will  not  be  for 
a  year  at  least;  He  oannot  therefore  consider  at  the  present 
time  the  proposition  which  you  sake  concern  ins  the  property  re¬ 
ferred  to  in  your  letter.- 

Thanking  you  for  your  comn unicat ion 

Private  S6er$ta*y» 

4  A. 

£se.  11,  1891, 

I'hffinaa  A.  ^Ediarttv 

W.  J.  &  >«in,a?  GOtobntt&liv^  WorJcs , 

8gdens  burgh,  H,  Tjr,./ 

Peal*  Sil*J- 

J  tx?g  to  submit  to  you  the  enclosed  brief  statement 
Of  S<wa  of  the  iuvehtlobs  lir ought  out  ty  yo^i  atari  rg  the  pyescrrfc- 
yea*,  will  this  th  Suitable  to  send  to  Mr,  JJoi’i,  Orimshsff,  whasd 
letter  I  atta’ch  he«*td?  ^ifeddb  rOfcurtl  the  ij&teirtmt  to  the  ha-bora- 
tor?'  with  yrbr  remarks,  dud  vd!ry  nuoh  oblige  .  *...■* 

"  *,  V  t  .  - 

Youj^s  r*spadtfully , 

mum  a 

iU4ajUJU4^  ipSmMLgf^t^ 

Sa  vUvf**  *^*'  ™  P^Qisraph-  <U»o  for- 

°*  tlSiB  *  m  inatranant  which-  »£***,* 

Photo^mpln^ly  fligmte;  phaaaa  «t«**Sn  2T 
pajU'ftOupps  tte  agffltt  in  et-dor  to  give  an  iJCaaive- 
jffiWJ  tme  jnotiw  dtoibinsa  with  the  pWsmpi, 
hia  i?Bt»4iEnt  Gives  «&  tfcjplex  gansaticm  of  vision, 
srtt  QQWut 

Ajy&  y  A,y  Ifew  pyetem  fo  r  e\*' «ri«  railway® 
wbiph.  'will  do  away  with  the 
treHoy  «ire»  ispeoisliy  adaptedfcc- 
largp,  tti-tiaa  where  overhead  ■sires- 
are  frr>4iiifeitaa. ' 

£.&$>ii  y„9..^ ,??. jJt&M, j&  vdiidh  eftfbets  a  great  saving  iw  copper* 

r  iaiaia  jaw  motors,  at  email  «wt,  ’ 

fpt»  reei^tepihs  wiiamptia^es.  &<risiht 
yltH  acethw#* 

i  .&>&  RMi 

bit-fe*  iiwilUpi 

JSj  a^iiUrtW^  *4  . 

Efcoaa  Street, 
ttw  Ydri:  city. 

'b'm't  sitr-f 

«<•*  B&ison  h*&  road  ynur-  latfmr  of  7th  iR*ta»*>  ** 
*e0aIfti  id  thQ  42  at&igfm&sts  to  ths  Edison  Vnitad  Phonograph  &i* 
of  Wtonia*  Patent*  tlfcoWtbd  by  h fct  at  tfc  labbaator*  last  *e*fcf 
119  Jtwt-aa  that  thfr  (WotaaMS  SrhiOh  W  rfxa^tod  raaerva  t ft  ffiftV  tM 
r%ht  ite  Patonte  »£«*<**  4b  h  kmttun  with  doWn  »t«> 

aftl  that  it  jsiai  th&nefitf^  be  ttnm'd^dWii  S  to  ta^a  bat  W  4 

thd  -fjf,  »,  ¥„  So*  IThto  la  op#&  4ft  Jk  tooodotwwsft  bis  sab 
ttbt  tbaV'%hs  -damteats  obnta#tmi  ^  rog4rvation 

in  $5^ 

y  -  Dec.  11,  1891. 

C»  F.  White,  Esq.,  Editor, 

Daily  Herald, 

Dunkirk,  N«  Y. 

Dear  Sir:- 

Reply  to  your  letter  of  ,30th  ultimo  has  been  delayed 
owing  to  the  necessity  of  my  having  to  forward  it  to' Mr.  Edison, 
who  is  at  present  absent,  from  home. 

'Cn  anaw0r  t0  your  question  as  to  whet her  Mr;  Edison  regards 
iron  poles,  used  fbr  supporting  the  wires  of  an  electric  railroad 
(trolley  system)  a  greater  menace  to  life  than  wooden  ones  used 
for  the  same  purpose,  Mr.  Edison  lias  instructed  me  to  say  to  you 
that  in  his  opinion  there  is  very  little  danger  in  either  case, 
provided  the  railroad  company  employs  the  'usual  five  hundred  volt 
continuous  current.  Iro.i  poles  in  sleet  stoma  would  certainly 
be  safer  than  wooden  ones,  and  where  the  traffic  will  warrant  it, 
iron  poles  should  always  be  installed,  a3  they  are  the  cheapest 
in  the  long  run;  But  on  a  railroad  where  tie  traffic  is  light, 
aid  re  the  strictest  economy  has  to  be  observed  in  order  to 
make  both  ends  meet,  it  is  sometimes  a  hardship  to  compel  the 
Company  to  place  iron  poles  along  their  tracks  when  a  considerable 

c.  E»  T/hite,  .Esq'. 


Deo.  ll,  1891.. 

savixe  could  to  effected  by  erecting  wooden  poles. 

Yours  truly. 

Private  Secretary. 

boco  12,  1891. 

J.  E.  Simpson,  Jr.,  Esq;., 

No.  35  Broadway,  SfaW  Y«i<b. 

Dear1  Sir;~ 

Yonr  latter  Of  -in  *esayd  to  d  perfaot 

covering  for  -thy  bottoms  of  steel  and  irofft  Mess e^s ,.  by****  read 

by  Mr.  Edison-  In  reply  ho  'has  iKBtruytod.  no  iro«-SiW 

ho  hdfe  already  giVte  hens Sd'O^ahlb  thOt>j$ht  to-t hist  sabjaot  -and  hAtt 
boon  tryhj*  ih  d3Vii/o  hWstelsJd-  for  prSvtotdii# 
tjtaod  on  War  i&ipa  from  ^  htMf  tried  a  ntflttba^Sel*  expatfi- 

msaitu*  ^n  ihid  bortiectlbn,  btft  as  Vet.  his  tfffbrU  'fkvd  tot  fcefln- 


tiotosrito  and.  proWtM**  ttjr  and 

ijigkbei*  -other  similar  Oar^^m.'otich,  to  vasidh  sub- 

yua  i&e&  tfrffe?  frfaaMr  letter,  H*.  tfagstm  has  m*#  ifcma. 
4HS*  ^coi^iddt^ilfen,  toad  thee  p«Wt  tine  he  **»  so  many 

Sa«^-?rv>4*to  'firrfj  it  &ul&  bo  ititprdtrtica^e  £or  him  to-  fa  m.  ^ 
^jSs^E^a  tiie  iinpowistoce  fit  #»  *«$•«*»  However,  tmd  pay?  that 
sditoy  *&#  ifc  to*  XfrrttSss  awp  *»•  ^  V5tfeaT 

it  to,  :Yotw»  tp^ar, 

Dec.  10,  1891, 

K«  Park  Bov/den,  Esq,, 

Ifo«  25  Westbury  Park, 

Bristol,  Engl®^, 

Dear  SirJ- 

X  am  returning  to  you  by  this  mail,  under  separata 
cover,  the  MS  of  your  story  »A  Phonograph's  Disclosure, »  which 
you-  sent  for  my  perusal  and  rtiich  I  .read,  with  pleasure. 

The  part  which  the  phonograph  is  made  to  perform  in  the 
story  is  oarUinljr  v/ithin  l  he  instrument's  capabilities,  and  in 
no  instanco  is  the  machine  roprosented  as  accomplishing  anything 
beyond  its  poy/ers. 

Congratulating  you  upon  your  ability  to  v/rite  so  interesting 
a  narrative  and  trusting  that  it  Mil  meet  v/ith  the  success  which  . 
It  deserves 

■John  Xreosi,  Esq,.,  Cto'l.  Manager, 

is  chons  eta  dy  Works,  Bel  is  on  Gen*  a*  BJeetMe  Co*, 

Schenectady,  N.  X. 

Dear  Gir!- 

V/o  sent  to  you  on  Saturday  la  at,,  by  express*  50  ibi-j 
of  non- inf  lan  unable  compound  for  trial;  we  also  sent  to  you  alan 
containing  5  lbs.  of  compound  #1,  to  be  used  as  a  softener  far 
t.hs  otter  compound  should  it  be  too  terd. 

You  will  observe  that  the  non- inflammable  coinpound  has  a 
d'ye  tall  one  structure;  this  is  owing  to  slow  and'  undisturbed 
cooling  and  does  not  take  place  when  the  compound  is  applied  to 
the  wire.  We  vri.ll  sand  to  you  by  mail  to-day  a  sample  of  this 
sane  compound  applied  to  v/ire.  It  3eems  to  us  to  be  none  too 
haul  oon3 id erirg  the  value  of  high  abrasion  resistance.  This  is 
the  first  time  we  have  attempted  to  make  this  compound  in  larger 
quantity  than  one  or  two  pounds,  and  with  the  proper  plant  which 
has  been- determined  upon  from  this  experiment,  it  can  be  improved 
upon  considerably.^- 

we  refers t  to  say  that  the  price  of  the  compound.- will  bp  higher 
than  what  “our  Mr«;Aylseworth  first  estimate-d.  The  estimate  ra- 
i’'enred't6>  Was  based  upon  data  obtained  by  working  one  or  ttfo 
pounds'  ofthe  material  arid  was  su%jff%nerttly  proved  to  be  erroneous. 


■Bocewtoi*  14,  1351. 

9^  pnloa  ffjll  to  in  thij  in  ighborhoa d  of  25  cents  pel?-  15.  A  ra¬ 
tine  ti  oh  in  the  oast  can  to  effected  by  flaking  up  the  stuff  in 
IwgQ  quant  it  i  23*  By ’minting  infusorial  earth  with  the  compound 
it3  cost  can  to  induced  to  14  cents  per-  It..,  without  impairing 
its  •quality  We  will  expross  to  you  25  Its.  of  infusorial  earth, 
so  tliat  you  nay  experiment  -with  it  if  you  so  desire*  This  is  as 
cheap  a  mois  ture-proo-f  and  non-inflammable  compound  as  it  is  pos¬ 
sible  to  make  by  chemical  treatment  of  organic  compounds. 

Attached  hare  to  will  to  found  directions  for  applying  the 
c  ompound* 

Yours  truly, 


'4l  > 

CTl  ,  o 

Welt  the  material  in  an  iron,  c*r  copper-  battle  (preferably 
popper),  and  allow  the  wire  to  pads  through  tha  molten  mass,  k6pt 
at  230°  -  240°  1ft,  at  such  speed  as  will  ensure  the  saturation 

of  the  cotton  -with  comppund.  This  can  bo  done  in  the  same  manner 
as  your  black  compound  for  grade  #1  wi. re.  The  excess  is  wiped 

off  in  the  usual  moftne-'r  and  the  wire  is  burnished  in  the  usual 

If  it  1b  depired  tQ  /rake  the  material  softer,  add  the  com¬ 
pound  Ho.  1  from  tin  can,  to.  tie  50  lbs.  of  principal  compound  and 
raise  the  heat  to  300°  ?.  for  a-dhort  time  and  lower  tha  tempera¬ 
ture  aeain  to  230°  -  240°  P.,  skinming  off  any  foam  that  may  be 

produc  ed« 

If  it  is  desired  to  mix  tie  infusorial  earth  with  compound, 
it  shoud  be  done  in  this  way:  to  2?  lbs.  of  tie  previously  soften¬ 
ed  compound  add  35  lbs.  of  ihfuabrial  earth  and  stir  well,  raisins 
heat  to  300°  JP.;  then  allow  to  cobi  to  230®  -  240^  V+,  and  apply 
to  wire  in  usual  way,  keeping  the  mixture  well  stirred. 

Qtyfcsj*  ftafrohslor,  55aq,, 

Vb  ly  &  Pann' a,'  C  once  titrating  Work a, 
ttgdens  burgh,  N.  J, 

Dear  Sir*.- 

Mi'*  Qtt  requested  mo  to  inform  you  that  ha  sent  12 
bars  to  Of# en  to-dari  also  that  ha  has  found  the  frame  for  double 
pulley  belonging  to  flexible  drill.  He  says  that  there  are  now 
but  12  bars  to  finish,  when  the  screen  job  will  be  disposed  of, 

H0£*  1V5H895M 

Messrs «  Sgobel  ■&  Day, 

No«.  24  State  Street, 

New  York  City. 

Deur  Sirs!*- 

Mr.  Edison  has  read  yen*  loiter  of  3thinBtanfc,  in¬ 
forming  1dm  of  the  receipt  by  yep.  of  Jotters  from  Several  of  your 
fi'iende  in  Almeria,  Spain,  stating  th£t  the  phjflXoxera  promised, 
to  do  great  damago  to  the  vih&ypbds  there,  and  also  inPohaing  Mr. 
Edison  of  the  desiru  of  yahr  friends. to  < 

Matter  the  aiJpli cation  of  electricity 
would  be  efficacious  in  stopping  tha  trouble  qcEnplained  of. 

In  reply  Mr.  Edison  has  dhstruef&d  tie  to-  say  to  yo\i  that 
ttero  is  no  doubt  if  a  strong  alternating  electric 
current  wars  sent  tteotgh  iron  rods,  feet-  opart  and  about 

two  feet  below  the  surf  ape,  jifc  td'ofld  in -a -short  tin*  ■Either'  kill 
tic  insects  or  drive  them  $wsy.  ttv*  "Edison  isk-ndt  surd,  JiOWeVer, 
bat  that  tba  electricity  applied  in  11*  "tww**1  da&feri'bOd  wduld  aluo 
kin  tho  plant,  and  before  ^lt3  a 

should  be  imdtt  da  one  and  \h>  -affOct -irt^d. 

Ujib  r&ply  toyoMr  .bedh  tu>svoada3tly  delays  oving 

obtain,  -his  Opinion  as-  ter 
;0  the  roots  -of  the  viiies 

S.  &  D< 

Boc.  15,  1891, 

tc  the  absence  ox’  Mr.  Edison  from  the  laboratory. 

Boo,  16,  1891, 

tewia  Millar,  Esq,., 

Akron,  Ohio, 

J)ear  Sjr:« 

With  i'efef8M9  to  your  lot  tar  of  lath  instant,  in 
regard  to  tbs  transmission  of  power,  Mr.  Edison  3ays  that  tbiro 
are  two  ways  of  trtit;ajnitting  elec  tric  power,  one  by  tie  alter¬ 
nating  currant,  the  other  by  the  continuous-  ourrent,.  If  Mr* 
Edison  knew  exactly  vimt  infonnat  ion  your  friend  is  desirous  of 
obtaining  on  the  subject,  he  could  perhaps  point  out  sone  publi¬ 
cation  that  would  explain  the  matter.  ■ 

Youra  truly, 

■fcriiAU  adofet&t'y* 

I<.  H.  Decker,  Esq., 


Doc  leer  town,  N, 

Deo.  16,  1891 



UTlrtMfc  *  tak0  pl9a3ure  in  forwarding  to  you  by  this  mil, 

under-  anot.'^r  coyer,  an  autographed  portrait  of  Mr.  Edison, 
of  Dei3  ^cornpllanoe  th9  raquost  contained  in  your  letter 

Yours  truly, 

Private  Sec*y. 

T.  OhildS,  .  ^rnnge,  #•  ar.  Dec.  15,  1891. 

tfolnuV&  22nd  Sts., 

Philadelphia,  Pa. 

I  rAXl  ^  present  at  tie  ^^tatioix  o^tte  D^ef  totitute  on 
4Ssday  next,  and  I  m  *Ui*H*.**«*  xnvatatxon. 

and  .let 
*  sent  if 

judgu  hnsre  it  i  ;  ae 
earthly  vein*!-  •  w, , 

-S.  Gorton,  y  0 

Chic  ego  Ed'ictn*  Co. , 

#1-30'  $©ns  St.,  Chisago,  Ills. 

■'  J«  9o?.  15,  1891 

Y<?u  no  not  send  the  data  we  want.  Pleas o  have  your  real  estate 
brolsar  get  prices  and  sizes  and  position  of  real  estjrte  in  the 
area  w<?  gave  you  and  aepd  it  on.  Via  don'  t  wont  any  .railroad 
lacilitios,  if  you  will  only  give  us  the  plain  datJ;  and  let  us 
.fudge  hare  it  will  facilitate  things  very  iruch.  hala  sent  is  no 
earthly  value  to  me.  ’ 

Do  co  rubor  17,  1391. 

A*  0,  .Tata,  Esq., 

Edison  Building,  Broad' St i-eot. 

Hew  York  City. 

Dear  Sin- 

2  understand  that  Dr<>  Schulzo-Berge  is  not  to  return 
to  the  laboratory.  In  view 'of  this  I  think  that  some  arrangement; 
should  be  made  regarding  tiie  care  of  the  Library,  of  viiich  ths 
Doctor  had  charge.  As  you  know,  there  are  a  good  many  little 
things  to  be  attended. to  in  the  Library,  and  matters  there  just 
now  are  in  a  state  of  confbsion.  It  is  necessary  to  keep  a 
record  of  all  the  books  aid  periodicals' received,  to  sea  that  the 
files  of  the  latter  are  complete,  and  that  subscriptions  to  the 
various  foreign  scientific  journals  are  not  permitted  to  expire. 

It  is  also  neoessary  to  arrange  for  the  binding  of  periodicals 
etc.,  aid.  to  keep  track  of  such  volumes  as  are  taken  from  the 
shelves  by  ths  employees  of  the  Laboratory*  During  Dr.  Schulze- 
Barge's  absence  Hike  Brown  has  been  trying  to  attend  to  these 
matters,  but  thars  is  so  rtnoh  work  for  Hike  HP  in  the  bffice 
iihat  it  will  be  in«-tBMict^le  him  to  -t&  30° 

Furlh^rmors,  the  newspaper;  d*&i*fes  **  &nmv" 

tion  for  Several  years  paaV,  anii  th^ro  is  0^”  W.rW$me  ndous 

accumulation  of  thorn*  Thr  pro  sent  atata  of  those  clippings  is 
chaotic  in  the  extreme,  and  the  individual  vino  undertakes  their 
arrangement  will  lave  a  herculean  task  to  porffonn*  In  my  opinion 
it  vould  be  a  ^cod  idea  to  nuke  it  the  duty  of  vaioeveu*  assumes 
charge  of  the-  library  to  also  take  care  of  the  clippings. 

I  shall  to  glad  to  hear  from  you  in  the  nutter. 

Doc.  17,  1891, 

M*»  Yto*  SnllfT?an» 

Drawer  io,  V/ilroiigrton,  Pal. 

Doar  Sir:- 

Witti  reference  to  your  letter  of  23r a  of  October* 
"*ly  to  Vaii0h  ***  been  delayed  art*  to  the  prolonged  absence 
Mr.  Eduon,  the  latter  has  requested  me  to  inform  you  that  he 
never-  vcrked  in  East  Newark  as  a  telegraph  operator. 

Yours  truly,, 

Private  Secretary. 

PepSKxfcar  17, 

Messrs.;  Dyer*  Saely, 

Se«  36  Wall  Street, 
Wp#  York  City  «• 

Dear  SirsS-  ' 

Mr*  Edison  is  much  obliged  for  your  letter  of  12th 
instant,  enelosii®  W  of  thQ  ?ateitfe  '*  2,511  hafl  just  bBSn  i8SUSa 

to  him  on  tension  reducers  arranged  in  multiple  arc*  He  notes 
your  remarks  in  this  regard  and  says  that  he  mil  make  a  vorking 
model  of  the  device. 

Yours  truly. 

Private  Secretary* 

December-  19,  18&lv 

Eg.dwea.rii  Kuy  bridge ,  Esq., 

University  of  Pennsylvania, 

A  Philadelphia,  Penn'  a. 

My  dear1  Sir:- 

I  beg  to  acknowledge  the  receipt  cf  your  esteemed  faror 
of  ISth  instant,  with  accompanying  panphlet.  I  am  pleased  to 
learn  that  your  work  on  The  Science  of  Animal  locomotion  was  so 
well  received  in  Europe  and  that  the  import  mice  of  the  results  of 
your  experiments  in  this  field  of  investigatisn  was  appreciated 

1  note  what  you  say  relative  to  undertaking:  an  investigation 
of  the  fLiglit  of  insects,  and  I  am  glad  to  know  that  you  contemp¬ 
late  giving  this  subject  attention;  for  in  liy  opinion  a  compre¬ 
hensive  investigation  of  the  movements  of  the  wings  of  insects 
would  be  a  great  aid  in  solving  tire  problem  of  aerial  navigation. 
The  information  likely  to  be  acquired  by  such  a  line  of  research 
m'Xld  also  be  of  th9  utmost  practical  value,  in  many  other  ways* 
'Permit, me  to  say  in  conclusion  that  no  one  could  be  more  c0mpe.-te.nt 
\batt  ywUtfaMf  to  undertake  such  air  investigation  and  I  hope  that 
find  it  .possible  -t£  fib  bph 

s  w*y  ^  iff* 


December  '3.9,, 

John -KrensJ.,  Eisq.,  Gen  "l.  ..Manager, 

Sanenoct&dy  Wovks,  Edison  Gen1 1.  E3eof  .dc  Co., 

Schenectady,  N.  Y-* 

Dear  Sir:- 

We  will  express  to  yon  to-day  '  Ifty  lbs.  of  white 
compound  for  trial;  included  in  the  same  p.  tltage  will  be  a  sample 
of  the  same  couponed  allied  to  wire  by  ha.  This  compound  is 
mads  a  little  more  flexible  than  the  large  #1  sample  of  wire  and 
not  quite  so  soft  as  sample  #2.  It  is  ini/  nded  to  be  applied  to 
•the  wire  in  a  molten  state*  in  about  the  sme  manner  as  your  grade 
#1  wire  is  made..  This  compound  can  be  t  de  tor  9  cents  per  pouni. 
It  requires  no  drying  or  saasoning  and  ready  for  packing  as 
soon  as  the  wire  becomes  cold.  Direetii  s  as  to  heat  etc.  will  be 
found  on  the  attached  sheet.  Hoping  tfc  *,  this  compound  will  prove 

satisfy  to  .vy 

IVo  are,  yours  truly, 



Ih»  Hhito  compound  should  1»  melted  in  a  tinned  cof-fK 
totals.  on  in  an  asat.  dlasad  iron  *»«!»,  « 
d decolored  by  an  ordinary  iron  bottle. 

Iha  Mat  should,  not  ho  rniiad  any  h'dhar  than  io  jtart  «» 
fi.i«t  to  Mlt  t»  compound,  ***  ahould  h.  «o»,«ntly  a.irr.d 
.nil,  on  the  lino.  .hia  can  ha  aonvanionU,  don.  in  a  — 
jacketed  kettle  in  practice. 

thB  mas*  has  bacons  fluid  eno^h  to  run,  it  is  ready 

tte  s„.  man-  -  *•  -  —  *  *“  “ 


Dec,  23U  1891* 

Geoiga  Parsons  lathrop,  Esqi. , 

No.  43  Federal  Street , 
Haw  London,  Conn. 

Deer  Sirs- 

Mr,  Edison  has  received  your  Savor  of  15tli  instant, 
sne  In  s  ins  let-tor  from  your  friend,  Mr.  Augustus  St.  G  an  dens, 
together  with  a  corenunication  from  Mri  Pierre  Granet,  of  Paris!, 
France,  eaeh  of  which  he  has  perused. 

In  regard  to  Mr,  Granet' s  suggestion  relativa  to  a  display 
at  the  Chicago  World’s  Pair  of  wax  figures,  to  be  represented  as 
moving  art!  speaking  by  the  aid  of  suitable  mechanism  in  coinbi- 
raticn  with  the  phonograph,  Mr.  Edison  dees  not  consider  the  idea 
•practicable.',  She  adaptation' of  the  phonograph  to  this  purpose 
would  bo  comparatively  easy,  but  a  method  for  the  movement  of  the 
lips,  eyes  etc,  of  the  figures  would  have  to  be  devised,  and  it 
would  be  impossible  for  Mr.  Edison  to  devote  any  time  to  the  so¬ 
le*  ion  of  that  problem,  there  are  .  so  many  other  matters  connected 
with  his  own  exhibit  at  tte  World’s  Pair  requiring  his  attention. 
Besides,  it  would  be  a  very  tedious  line  of  experimentation,  and 

Mr,  Edison  does  hot  feel  like  und ert aki igg_ 

Y  our  s  tru  ly ,  ’  y. 

Den ember  21st,  1691- 

C'naa.  CaU.Mlor,  Miu  » 

IX,.  j,  ft.  Pa,  Concentrating  Works, 

Ogdens  burgh,  Mn  J, 

Dear  Sir?- 

I  «*„*  to  w  to-doy  »  b«r.. 

Mt.  I  »1U  tend  to  you  4  otto.  boo.  on  2bod,  •»  «•« 

finidhoo  th.  <*don  Job.  pr^tdod  i.  *»  »d0ir- 

ins  attention  here. 

Yours  very  truly, 

J  t  I,  0  T  1  d 
Per  B, 

Dec*  21,  3.691., 

' Ssq*,  Chin 11  i,  Manager.) 
ib>„  Dcp't.,  Edison  Gen'l.  Electric  Co., 
Harris on,  H.  J. 

MV*  Sais  :n‘ 3  *®9»st  I  '-o^sria  to  you  the  enclosed 


^  afli.wstJd  to  the  Edison  Geit'li  Electric  Co.  by 

‘  A 

■one  Attica  Electric -  Xdght  Q o.,  of  Attica,  Indiant 
•  of  our  lamps  that  waa  started  on  the  19th  of 
1  vi'iich  jEtd  ™-de  a  reoo-ru  of  11,030  hours  ,  up  to  the 

Private  Secretary. 


An  instrument  intended  to  pepy.odup?  «059id 
and  motion  simultaneously,  pa a  aojo^it 
nation  of  a  specially  cons^ruAted  psiaera 
and  phonograph.  The  Kihetpgraph  Trill  dp 
for  the  oye  That  the  phonograph  do  as  for 
the  ear* 

New  system  for  electi'iC  railways 
-  whioh  will  do  away  with  the 
•  trolley  wire.  Especially  Adap¬ 
ted  for  large  cities  wh9"?  over¬ 
head  wires  are  prohibited* 

HIGH  SPIED  ELECTRIC  SYSTEM  for  steam  railroads. 

HIGH  VOLT  LAMP,  vhich  effects  a  saving  of  fifty  per  cent  in  copper. 

/  New  series  of  ELECTRIC  LIGHT  METERS,  for  registering  consumption 
/  of  current  with  accuracy 


Method  of  and  apparatus  for  TRANSMITTING  HIGH  TENSION  CURRENTS 
aid.  transfoxming  the  same  to  low  tension  at  a  distant  point.. 


j/a  method  of  duplicating  by  machinery  phonograph  nioords. 

Mr.  Edison  also  established  this  year  at  Ogden,  N.  J.  Ihrge 
Ore  Milling  Wprlcs  for  the  concentration  of  low  grwdb.'  iToft  ore. 

Mr-.  R,  x>o  Garner, 

Washir^yton,  D.  h. 

Dear  Sir;- 

Mr.  Edison  1ms  read  your  letter  or  21st  instant,  in 
regard,  to  a  special  phonograph  which  you  wish  made  for  recording 
the  sounds  of  the  monkey,  and  in  rejfrly  he.  has  instructed  me  to  say 
that  he  will  be,  very  pleased'to  have  you  cone  out  to  tte  Laboratory 
when  you  next  visit  New  York.  He  Still  place  at  your  disposal  for 
a  day,  an  expert, *  who  can  learn  from  you  just  what  ydu  desire  in 
the  way  of  a  phonograph,  and  who  will  assist  you  in  any  experiments 
which  you  may  desira  to  make  in  order  to  determine  the  type  of 
instrument  that  would  be  most  Suitable  for  your  purpose. 

Yours  truly,  ‘ 

Private  Soc^SS&ry 


29,  3891, 

Fo  So  Gorton,  Brq, , 

The  Chicago  Bdiaon  Company, 
Chicago,  mo. 

Dear  Sir:- 

Da  c. 

Ycur  let  tar  of  26th  instant  is  at  hand,  There  is  no 
mistake  about  the  Charles  and  Harrison  St,  property,  out  of  course 
it  is  predicated  upon  the  possibility  of  making  a  200  volt  lamp; 
without  this  the  property  is  no  good. 

Yours  very  truly, 


At  Mr.  Edison's  request  I  forward  to  yo$*'a<) 
letter  received  from  Richard  H.  Clarke,  Be*}.,  #49  &  »  Chambers 
St.,  New  York  City,  with  gelation  to  lifeline  •tha.Nqsr  York  Pro¬ 
tectory,  located  at  Westoheato*,  of  institution  Mr.  Clarke 

is.  President. 

to.  wu  Tiki  **  *>  »«»  »W  *»«*  “a 

«th  »im  t.  MM  #*  <*  «*  *4**  *»*«* 

visit  the  Wet  Yprit  SrtfWtitP'I'y  -it  toSichertSr,  6.  rj?ter  tjl° 

0*  see  «h«t  is  to  be  S6W.  <Ul  «»  W  «  fcW»l*  *>*  iwtWtoi*. 

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to.  toitto  his  «h  *  *>•  MMWi«  «i‘h 

to  «*«  «*  «  Hi.  Mm*  a»4  »«(«*  **  •*  af-*M»W*.  •» 

w  eiiww  M  ’Wh  'ihil  sht  *4t  Wa-*th  ■» 


Dec,  29,  1891, 

So.ycn-.Osvv  Enq>«, , 

•f*  J»  4  Penn1  a.  Concentrating  Y/ork s , 

OgdensLurgh,  H«  J. 

Bear  Si v:- 

Mr»  Edison  requested  me  to  refer  to  you,  for  answer, 
the  ore  lose d  letter  received  from  Messrs,  Warner  and  Prayer,  of 
Now  York,  requesting  information'  in  regard  to  the  Edison  ore 
milling  .process,  for  use  in  connection  with  certain  proceedings 
that  are  now  pending  in  New  York  before  Conmis  si  oners  for  the 
condemnation  of  mineral  rights  in  certain  lands  in  Putnam  County 
on  behalf  of  the  Croton  Water  Board,  for  ths  purpose  of  water 

supply,  Messrs,  ,Wo&F.  desire  to  obtain  the  information  concerning 


Mr,  Edison’s  process  of  reducing  iron  ores  with  the  view  Of  intro- 
dnciig  the  facts  in  evidence  as  bearing  up  on  the  value  of  the 
mineral  rights  viiioh  they  represent  before  the  Comnis3 iotters* 

They  ifould  like  a  reply  before  January  8th< 


John  Kre.ns.ij,  Esq.,  Gen'l.  Manager, 

ScJwneotady  Works,  Edison  Gen'l.  Electric  Company, 
Schenectady,  N*  Y. 

Dear  Sirs- 

We  have  discovered  a  way  to  make  vulcanized  rubber 
non-inflammable,  which  Mr.  Edison  wishes  thoroughly  tested  with 
a  vidw  to  its  use  in  telephone  exchanges  etc.  This  is  accomplished 
by  soaking  tin  rubber  coated  wire  previously  vulcanized  in  a  molten 
non-inflammable  material;  the  rubber  absorb',  a  large  percentage  of 
this  material,  incboasirg  in  bulk  and  becoming  non-*- inflammable  at 
the  sane  time. 

In  order  to  test  the  result  we  require  600  feat  each  of  the 
following  thicknesses  of  rubber  on  #13  B  8  •coSpefr  wiret 

#1  Sufficient  thickness  of  rubber  to  bring  size  of  #13  wire 
up  to  H8/1000"diam. 

#2  Sufficient  thickness  of  rubber  to  brit®  si  be  of  #13  wire 
up  to  123/1000“  dim* 

#®  Sufficient  thickness  of  rubidi*  bo  bVihG  Sito  Of  #13  wire 
Up  to-  153/1000’*  distal- 

#4  Buf fibidfii ,  thickness  Of  lubbaf  ti  b&kB  bizS  of  #13  wire 
u#  to  iWldOS'1  atom,  '  .  / 

He  H%k  forward  to  jfoui  by  express  Ijjya  samples.  / 

The  sibber  Whin! 

Wpiafl  wjf 
;|pb6r -which  ^,u),a 

making  mobs?  covered 

svrer  for  this  purpose,  aa  it  contains  mineral  ma; 

injure  tin  result 

Yours  trully 

iU  &<,  Pi^etgr  Gon^frai, 

-**•**  **  f  ?  *  *  S  *  , 
mi  Vo^Jt  City* 

VM*  £&*  pty}* 

M»«  3&lfci&n  teft  i^ueivesd  p  Stafijuttication  from  the 
Actors'  ttiftsi  Cumtt' #W.<w8  iindfrr  data  T^pewber-  26*h,  asking  pea*- 

misaiah,  i<*  add  iiw  tipxfg  ail  m»<,  Edison  art  hiawtelf  to  the  list  of 
‘  pzirWMbMty  •##$  Hattons  &*  tH*  JfaJL#  musah  tj»  Trustees  of  the 

•*$lin$  at  Madison Jkuwjra  Gatf&m  i*  the  month 

of  May  n£s$j>  arid  ttitfi  wfar&m^  thereto  Sus  has  instructed  pie  to 
infill  yoi*  W;dt-  Mail.*  otyjagta  ttf  »@>r  aw  being  ussa.  in 

ifci*  ip*  4«a  thwt  thd  of  the  ceptnf-toe*  Carnot 

iftenefore  ba  ^ce&iIlCd  i7iitu 

’ftsW  &&&* 

December  so,  1891* 

My  3 9 or  Mr.  Fortune, - 

Your  letters  of  16th  instant  reached  me  oh 
Christinas  day«  I  had  been  away  for  ten  days  previous  and  arrived 
home-  on  Christmas  Eve-. 

I  am  very  sorry  to  say  that  there  are  no  talking  dolls  avail¬ 
able  that  1  could  send  you*  The  first  dolls  vfaich  wore  turned 
out  were  very  unsatisfactory*  They  were  easily  deranged  and  made 

a  vary  bad  impressioi 

Mr.  Edison  took  the  matter  in  hand  and 

made  a  new  model ,  which  is  as  perfect  a&  6t>uld  be  wished,  but 
thepe  were  only  half  a  do  ten  of  these  manufactured  and  they  have 
long  Since  disappeared  from  sight.  The  fcdy,  Company  out  of 

money  and  were  unable  to  meet  -their  obligations,  and  we  v/ere 
obliged  to  cease  manufacture,  but  I  hope  that  before  very  long 
thsir  affairs  will  bo  satisfactorily  arranged  and  that  dolls  made 
from  the  aesw  model  will  so on  be  available*  When  that  time  Obmaa 
it  will  give-  ne  gridt  pOsasure  to  assist  'you  in  rewarding  your 
little  girl  .fdf  the  prOEreaS  she  is  maXing  ih-her  studies- 

j  m  deridii#  to  yoh  sutler  separdt?  rover  n  photograph -of  jin 
Frisian,  with  his-  ddt'ogra^h-. 

*fe  have  tffc 

r*  w.  3?. 


D95.  SO,  01. 

^pintad  and  "published  by  Mr.  Eflisqn  a\v^y  'back  i,n  Ifhe  sixties,  ghd 
J  fca'vn-givdn  infractions  for  a  copy  to.  'fes  sent  yqu.  V/a  had  only 
one  copy  of  thid  paper  and  1*  was  prasonjW  to  Hire.,  Edison.  I  am 
therefore  nn^bjp  to  obtain  an  original,  bfcft  the  photograph  is  a 
vary  faithful  roproduction,  with  vhioh  I  thitiiv  you  will  he  pleased 
I  \d sh  you  and  yours  all  happiness  for  the  coming  year. 

Yours  very  truly, 

vJV  Vr.  fortune,  Esq., 

ftatro  it,  Michi^tn* 


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